Updated Vote Counts for LA County Races to Be Released Tuesday

ULOS ANGELES (CNS) – The second post-election results update for Los Angeles County will be released Tuesday, with the Los Angeles city attorney’s race among those whose outcome remains undecided.

Former federal prosecutor Marina Torres leads financial law attorney Hydee Feldstein Soto by 3,606 votes in the race for the second spot on the November ballot with 4,715 votes separating the top four candidates.

Torres has 69,353 votes (20.41%) to 65,747 (19.35%) for Soto, according to updated results released Friday by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Civil rights attorney Faisal Gill leads the seven-candidate field with 69,469 votes (20.45%). Deputy City Attorney Richard Kim is fourth with 64,754 votes (19.06%).

Because no candidate received a majority, the top two finishers will meet in a runoff in November.

Former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry leads Culver City Mayor Daniel W. Lee by 1,250 votes in their battle to take on Sen. Sydney Kamlager in the Nov. 8 general election for the 37th Congressional District seat which was vacated by Rep. Karen Bass who is running for mayor. Perry has 10,520 votes (18.56%), Lee 9,270 (16.35%) and Kamlager 24,354 (42.97%).

All three candidates are Democrats.

Nonprofit director/businesswoman Tina Simone McKinnor leads Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles, a fellow Democrat, by 1,154 votes in the 62nd Assembly District special election, with McKinnor receiving 18,528 votes (51.61%) and Pullen-Miles 17,374 (48.39%).

An estimated 506,175 ballots in Los Angeles County remain to be processed, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

The closest statewide race is for state superintendent of public instruction, with Lance Ray Christensen leading George Yang by 15,650 votes in the race for the second spot in the November ballot, according to figures released Monday by the Secretary of State’s Office.

Christensen, an education policy executive, has 519,780 votes (11.6%) to 504,130 for Yang (11.3%). Incumbent Tony K. Thurmond leads the nonpartisan race with 2,060,215 votes (46.1%).

Christensen began Monday’s vote count with a 582-vote lead over Yang, a software architect. Christensen led by 1,899 votes when Saturday’s vote count concluded. Christensen was in third when Friday’s vote count concluded, 2,124 votes behind Yang.

Republican Robert Howell’s lead over Democratic Assemblyman Marc Levine increased to 18,689 votes in the race for second for insurance commissioner.

Howell, a cybersecurity equipment manufacturer, led by 10,819 votes when Monday’s count began, 15,097 when Saturday’s count concluded and 10,947 when Friday’s concluded.

Howell has 862,202 votes (18%) to 843,513 (17.6%) for Levine, D-San Rafael. Incumbent Democrat Ricardo Lara leads with 1,746,976 votes (36.5%).

In the attorney general’s race, former Assistant U.S. Attorney General Nathan Hochman extended his lead over fellow Republican Eric Early, an attorney and business owner, to 101,089 votes after leading by 76,067 at the start of Monday’s vote count, 75,878 at the conclusion of Saturday’s vote count and 70,295 at the end of Friday’s.

Hochman has 911,961 votes (18.6%) to 810,872 (16.5%) for Early. Appointed Democratic incumbent Rob Bonta leads with 2,684,871 (54.7%).

An estimated 2,240,611 ballots remain unprocessed statewide, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

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