California’s Secretary of State and the Los Angeles County and Ventura County registrar-recorders reported the latest tally of provisional and mail-in ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election late Tuesday afternoon.
The latest tally showed retired LA County Sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva extending his large lead over incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell, who said Tuesday night he was not ready to concede.
Democratic challenger Christy Smith also widened her overall lead over Republican incumbent Dante Acosta in the race for the California Assembly’s 38th district, which includes areas of both LA and Ventura counties.
Here are the latest vote tallies for other key races:
U.S. 25th Congressional District
On Election Night, Agua Dulce Democrat Katie Hill locked it up by a 51.26 to 48.74 percent margin (83,662 votes to 79,545 votes) over Republican incumbent Steve Knight of Palmdale.
As of Wednesday morning, the vote tally was 121,336 (53.6 percent) for Hill and 105,110 (46.4 percent) for Knight, who conceded to Hill on Nov. 7.
Santa Clarita City Council
Mayor Laurene Weste and Mayor Pro-Tem Marsha McLean were reelected, and incumbent appointee Bill Miranda won the voters’ affirmation amid a crowded field.
On Election Night, they were the top three vote-getters — Weste with 18,350, McLean with 18,112 and Miranda with 13,605.
The ensuing count of provisional and mail-in ballots followed that trend. As of Tuesday afternoon, Weste’s tally was 24,565 (14.42 percent), McLean’s 24,180 (14.19 percent) and Miranda’s 18,132 (10.64 percent).
California 36th Assembly District
On Election Night, Republican incumbent Tom Lackey led Democratic challenger Steve Fox 46,235 (55.97 percent) to 36,366 (44.03 percent).
As of Wednesday morning, the vote tally stood at 62,028 for Lackey (53.5 percent) and 53,921 for Fox (46.5 percent).
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
On Election Night, Marshall Tuck had gathered 3,090,707 votes (50.71 percent) to Tony K. Thurmond’s 3,004,259 (49.29 percent).
As of Tuesday afternoon, though, Thurmond had pulled ahead with 4,936,236 votes (50.9 percent) to Tuck’s 4,756,197 (49.1 percent).
The next provisional and mail-in ballot tally updates are due Friday, Nov. 23, and Tuesdays and Fridays after that until all ballots are counted. More than 261,000 ballots remain to be counted in LA County alone. The election results are not final until the count is complete and certified.