Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Projected To Become First Openly Bisexual US Senator

The Cook Political Report is projecting that Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will win her US Senate race in Arizona.

According to the latest vote counts, Sinema has expanded her lead over anti-LGBTQ Republican Martha McSally to 31,666 votes (1,075,579 vs 1,043,913).

McSally held a small lead on election night with partial returns being counted, but the next day many mail-in ballots were still uncounted in Democratic leaning areas of the state.

Sinema's campaign released a statement today calling her current lead "insurmountable."

In order for McSally to overcome the current vote deficit, she would have to win the remaining 162,000 votes in Maricopa County by 22%, even though she has been losing that county so far.

Sinema will be the first ever openly bisexual US Senator, the first female senator from Arizona, and the first Democratic senator since Sen. Dennis DeConcini left office in 1995.

She will join out lesbian Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin as the only two LGBTQ members of the US Senate.

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