Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Jackson Stretches Lead Over Trutanich in D.A. Race
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson has stretched his lead over Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to more than 10,000 votes in the contest to succeed District Attorney Steve Cooley, according to updated returns.
The office of Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan said yesterday it had processed approximately 69,000 ballots since Friday’s update, which means that about two-thirds of the 176,000 votes left uncounted when workers went home last Wednesday morning have now been tallied.
The updated returns show Jackson with 175,390 votes and Trutanich with 164, 626. That gives Jackson a margin of 1.4 percent, essentially unchanged since Election Day.
Jackson will face Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey in November. Lacey has 237,868 votes, or 32.13 percent, to Jackson’s 23.69 percent and Trutanich’s 22.24 percent.
As for the closest judicial contest, Deputy District Attorney Sean Coen continued to grow his lead over his three rivals. Coen has 52.11 percent in the latest count, to 18.91 percent for Craig Gold, 17.96 percent for Joe Escalante, and 11.02 percent for Lawrence Kaldor.
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