Here is a summary of the election results in Arizona:
Romney won Arizona. Four years ago, the Obama campaign had largely ignored the Grand Canyon state because it was Sen. John McCain’s home. But this year it believed that Arizona’s surging Latino population, combined with a strong Democratic nominee for Senate, would put the state’s 11 electoral votes in play. Still, since 1952, Arizona has gone with the GOP candidate in every presidential election except 1996 — and, even then, Bill Clinton won the state with only 46.5 percent of the vote.
The open-seat race to succeed retiring Sen. Jon Kyl (R) was one of this year’s unexpectedly close contests, with Rep. Jeff Flake, a six-term GOP congressman topping Democrat Richard Carmona, according to a projection by The Post. Democrats had hoped that Carmona, who was surgeon general under President George W. Bush, would be able to ride to victory on a wave of support from Latinos and independents. But Rep. Flake worked hard to link Carmona to Obama, who remains unpopular in the state.