Candidate Victory in District 7 Hangs on a Thread | NBC 7 San Diego

Candidate Victory in District 7 Hangs on a Thread

56 votes currently separate Scott Sherman from a runoff

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    Just over 50 votes currently separate City Council candidate Scott Sherman from another five months of campaigning in San Diego's seventh district.

    The candidate's success in winning a seat in District 7 depends on whether he could win 50 votes plus 1 vote in the June 5 primary.

    As the numbers stand now, Sherman could assume a victory without going onto the November runoff, based on recently released numbers from absentee ballots.

    The ballots totaled to 50 percent plus 56 votes.

    As of 5 p.m. on Monday, there were still 26,000 absentee ballots that needed to be counted.

    If Sherman doesn't end up coming through with a majority, he will face off against Democrat Matt Kostrinsky.

    Kostrinsky received a little more than 40 percent of the votes for District 7, which is currently occupied by Marti Emerald.

    Due to redistricting, Emerald ran for and won a seat in District 9, leaving District 7 up for grabs.

    Sherman, a Republican who recently endorsed Carl DeMaio for mayor, still has to wait and see whether he will automatically take seat for District 7 come December.

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