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Still 80,000 Votes To Count In Sacramento County

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio
 

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

There are still about 80,000 ballots that were dropped off election night that must be counted.

County Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine says her staff can process, check, and count about 31,000 ballots every two days.  She says claiming victory or conceding defeat could be premature.

"Well, I can remember the one election where the one (candidate) he thought he was the winner, went down and he had his nameplate on the door at the Capitol.  We put our final results in and he had to take his nameplate down and the other candidate got to put her nameplate up."

LaVine says there are more observers watching the process this election year than she can ever remember.  

She says many people drop off their ballots near their work, which is not in the same district as their residence, so it's impossible to tell how many outstanding ballots there are in any city or district.

In the race for the 7th Congressional District seat, Doug Ose's lead has shrunk to 2,183 votes from more than 3,000 election night.

The results of Measure L in the city of Sacramento are unchanged percentage-wise.