Pearce loses recall election to Lewis - Tucson News Now

Pearce loses recall election to Lewis

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MESA, AZ (KOLD) - Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce has been ousted.

In a historic recall election in Legislative District 18, Lewis had 10,816 votes (53.4 percent) to 9,188 (45.3 percent) for Pearce, with 16 of 16 precincts reporting.

Pearce's loss marks the first time in Arizona history that voters ousted a state elected official.

Olivia Cortes got 252 votes (1.3 percent), even though she withdrew from the race.

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