About three weeks ago when political signs were ripped up and put in porta potties at the Oracle Run, we recovered, repaired and returned them to their original positions. Of course we wondered if the sign stealer would strike again. He/she/they left them alone for the duration of the campaign which at the micro level in Oracle is good news. Better news is that Adrian Fontes defeated Mark Finchem, an open and notorious election denier, for secretary of state. One of the Oracle School Board candidates - Odell - also won. Hobbs is leading Kari Lake by about 30,000 votes in the race for governor; Mayes is leading Hamadeh in the race for attorney general by about the same margin. Both contests are still too close to call.