by Jim Nintzel
Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson tells us Pima County has run through another 4,800 ballots today. He expects to wrap the count tomorrow.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords widened her lead somewhat over Republican challenger Jesse Kelly. The margin of victory now stands at 4,156.
Meanwhile, Prop 203, which would legalize medical marijuana, is now losing by a mere 2,376 votes. We don't have high hopes that Prop 203 will end up passing, but we'd suggest that next time, the backers run the campaign in a presidential election year, when younger voters are going to the polls. We'd also suggest that they run, y'know, a campaign. We didn't see anything at at all happening down in these parts to encourage people to support the prop.