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Sacramento County Estimates More Than 135,000 Ballots Remain To Process A Week After Primary Election

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Today marks a week since California’s primary election — and the ballot counting continues at Sacramento County’s election headquarters.

In an update Tuesday afternoon, the county announced that it has an estimated 135,575 ballots left to process.

It has counted 208,654 so far, and voter turnout is poised to increase over the last non-presidential primary election, in June 2014, when only 203,850 ballots were certified.

Sheriff Scott Jones saw his lead shrink by 1 percent, but the incumbent maintains a majority of the vote, 52 percent. If that number holds, Jones will avoid a November runoff.

District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert still has a large lead over challenger Noah Phillips, 63 percent to 36 percent.

The county says it will have another count update on Friday afternoon.

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