Monday, November 8, 2010
Harris Increases Lead in Attorney General Race
By a MetNews Staff Writer
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has widened her lead in the California attorney general race.
Harris, the Democratic nominee, was ahead of the Republican candidate, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, by 0.2 percent as of 3:20 p.m. Friday.
The margin had narrowed Thursday to 0.1 percent, a difference of 9,364 votes, but updated numbers from the counties of Fresno, Glenn, Riverside, Santa Clara, and Ventura, put Cooley behind by 12,004.
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Dean Loganís office reported Friday at 3:34 that it had proceeded about 92,000 additional ballots, giving Harris a total of 1,004,737 votes countywide, and Cooley 743,482.
A Harris victory would give Democrats a sweep of the state constitutional offices, apparently unprecedented in the state partyís history.
There are still over 2.3 million provisional and vote-by-mail ballots left to be counted statewide, according to an estimate by the Secretary of Stateís office.
By law, county elections officials have until November 30 to complete their count of these ballots and must provide their certified results by December 3.
Post-election canvases have been completed in the counties of Alpine, Colusa, Glenn, Modoc, Mono, Plumas, and Sierra thus far.
†Logan has said he expects to provide vote-count updates every Tuesday and Friday until Nov. 30
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