Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Harris Maintains Lead in Race for Attorney General
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris (D) maintained her lead over Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley (R) yesterday, as more vote-by-mail and provisional ballots were counted in the close contest for California attorney general.
As of 3:57 p.m., Secretary of State Debra Bowen reported, Harris had 4,189,949 votes, or 46 percent, to Cooley’s 4,160,211, or 45.6 percent, giving Harris a lead of 29,738 votes. Fewer than 770,000 ballots remain to be processed statewide, the secretary of state reported.
Election officials in each of the 58 counties must complete their tallies by Nov. 30 and report the results to Bowen’s office by Dec. 3.
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