"Two years ago, I think it was, when Senator Kirsten Sinema defeated Martha McSally, the first time she was defeated for the Senate as opposed to the second time a few days ago," Tapper recalled. "That race took a long time to determine who won. And McSally was ahead on election night 2018, and then they had to count all these absentee and vote-by-mail ballots."
"There are a lot of seniors in Arizona, obviously, a huge community," he continued. "A lot of people vote paper, whether it's absentee or vote by mail. And it was days later that we find out that Sinema had defeated then-incumbent Senator McSally."
"So we are used to this from Arizona," Tapper said. "It's just that the entire country wasn't paying attention to it, really just nerds who care about the balance of power in Arizona."