Cooley’s Lead Grows in Attorney General Race

Harris now trails by over 43,000 votes

By Gene Silver
|  Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010  |  Updated 5:37 AM PDT
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Cooley’s Lead Grows in Attorney General Race

Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley Tuesday  added 2,254 votes to his lead over San Francisco District Attorney Kamala  Harris in the race for attorney general.

 

Cooley, a Republican, had 3,875,037 votes, 46.1 percent, to 3,831,825  for Harris, a Democrat, 45.5 percent, for a 43,212-vote lead, according to an  updated count of vote by mail, provisional and damaged ballots released by the  Secretary of State's Office.

 

Cooley began the day leading by 40,958 votes. His lead had shrunk to  19,189 votes Monday morning.

When polls closed last Tuesday, Cooley declared victory, but by early  Wednesday, Harris led by nearly 15,000 votes. However, with thousands of  ballots remaining to be counted, the race was too close to call.

 

Under state law, county registrars of voters must complete the vote  counting by Nov. 30 and provide their counts to the Secretary of State's Office  by Dec. 3. 


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