Too Close to Call

A week after voters cast their ballots, several contests remain too close to call.

The California Secretary of State determines it's a "close contest" when there is less than a 2% difference between first and second place. 

In California, four statewide races are considered close contests. 

Proposition 11, the redistricting measure is the tightest race, with less than 0.5% between the yes and no votes. 

The following races have less than 2% of votes between the candidates: the U.S. Congressional race in District 4 between Charlie Brown (D) and Tom McClintock (R); the State Senate race in District 19 between Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) and Tony Strickland (R) and the State Assembly  race in District 10 between Alyson L. Huber (D) and Jack Sieglock (R). 

In Los Angeles, Measure A needs a two-thirds majority to pass, which it still does not have.  The latest vote count is 65.74% Yes and 34.26% No.

County Registrar Recorders have 28 days from the date of the election to tabulate all of the votes and send them to the Secretary of State's office.  The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's office is currently hand counting vote-by-mail ballots that were dropped off at polls, provisional ballots and ballots with write-in candidates.  A random selection of precincts has also been chosen for the state mandated 1% of votes that must be manually tallied.

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