Four Million Votes STILL Uncounted in California!

The November 6 election is NOT over.  As of yesterday morning approximately four million votes are still to be counted.  A couple of congressional and Assembly seats hang in the balance.  L.A. County still has just under one million votes to count!

We need observers at the country registrars office in every county.  I spoke with Mark Meuser yesterday and he was at the Riverside Registrar of Voters office watching the vote count.   We need to make sure corrupt votes are not counted.  We could lose seats to dishonest vote counts.

Thought you should know it is not time to stop working for your favorite candidate.

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Millions of votes still uncounted in California’s tight state superintendent race

Tuck leads Thurmond by about 88,000 votes in latest results

Nico Savidge, EdSource, 11/8/18

Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, left, and former charter school executive Marshall Tuck are facing off in the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Millions of votes that could determine the outcome of California’s expensive and hard-fought race for state Superintendent of Public Instruction have yet to be counted, campaign and county election officials say.

As of Thursday morning, election results show former school executive Marshall Tuck’s lead over Richmond Assemblyman Tony Thurmond virtually unchanged from the day before. Tuck was ahead with 50.7 percent of the vote to Thurmond’s 49.3 percent, a margin of 87,502 votes.

All precincts have reported their vote totals. But there are still an estimated 4 million that have yet to be tallied from voters who sent in or dropped off mail ballots on Election Day, as well as those who cast provisional ballots, or who registered to vote on Tuesday.

Results from those ballots are now trickling in as they are counted.

Whether they solidify a Tuck victory, provide enough votes for Thurmond to overcome his deficit or further tighten the race and lead one of the campaigns to request a recount remains to be seen.

Tuck has not claimed victory in the race despite his slim lead.

“I think this is a lead that will hold but I’m not sure of it; 86,000 votes is meaningful but not a ton,” Tuck told EdSource Thursday morning. “It puts us at a better starting point.”

The Thurmond campaign estimated Wednesday morning that there were “nearly 4 million” such votes still to be counted. EdSource contacted election officials from 12 of California’s 15 largest counties on Wednesday; they reported having a combined 3.2 million uncounted ballots.

The Thurmond campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday morning.

In Los Angeles County alone, where Thurmond led Tuck by 10.8 percentage points, officials said Wednesday afternoon that they believe 984,000 ballots were uncounted.

The Secretary of State’s Office will publish statewide estimates for outstanding ballots later today, spokesman Sam Mahood said.

 

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