For all the mockery Florida has received for its difficulties in counting votes, it's not the only state that has run into trouble in 2012. As of the weekend, by some counts, roughly 30% of the Arizona's 1.8 million were still outstanding, including over 300,000 votes in Maricopa County, which is home to Phoenix.
Given such a large number of uncounted votes, some of the closer statewide contests in Arizona could, in theory, still see significant shifts. One of those races, in turns out, is the U.S. Senate race.
The Arizona Senate race has already been called by networks for Republican Jeff Flake, but with many votes still to be counted, Democrat Richard Carmona isn't ready to give up yet.
"We're watching it very closely, and we're going to make sure every vote is counted," Carmona's spokesman Andy Barr told TPM on Monday.
He said the campaign has not ruled out taking action if the race tightens.
Based on the information currently available, Carmona trailed by about four percentage points, and after the race was called by news organizations, the former surgeon general conceded the race.
But the circumstances have changed. Carmona trails in the latest tally by about 79,000 votes, and with roughly a half-million votes uncounted, that margin no longer appears insurmountable.
Democrats shouldn't get their hopes up -- Maricopa County is not a heavily Democratic area -- but the vote tally going forward is well worth watching.