The race between Republican Jeff Gorell and Dem Julia Brownley is still only 530 votes apart with over 50,000 absentee and provisional ballots outstanding as of Wednesday morning.
Some results are due in today at 12 noon, according to Mark Lunn’s office.
Gorell, not as well funded as the Democrat machine on the left, put this out:
Just 530 votes separates me and my opponent – with more than 50,000 ballots still to be counted. As we start this next phase of the campaign, which may last weeks, I’m asking for your help again.
As county officials count the ballots, we will need to keep the campaign running – we have staff on site and are retaining legal counsel. We must ensure we have the infrastructure necessary to ensure every ballot is counted fairly.
Federal election law allows for a Recount Committee that is different from our regular campaign account. Today, I’m asking you to make a donation to this fund, to ensure that we do all we can to ensure every vote for me is counted. The maximum allowed by law is $2,600 per person or $5,200 per couple.
This race isn’t over! We need your help to keep Team Gorell moving as 50,000 outstanding votes are counted. I’m confident, when the last ballot is reported, the 26th District will have honored me with their trust and I’ll proudly prepare to be your representative in Washington.
If you have any questions for me, please don’t hesitate to call (805) 334-0230.
Thanks to all of your hard work and commitment, we will prevail!
UPDATE: with now 40,000 ballots left to count, Brownley edged ahead by a total of 1,347 votes, according to the county Recorder’s office. The California Sec. of State’s office has no change logged yet.
According to the VC Star, however, it’s Brownley 68,796 to Gorell’s 67,773.
Next results are due Wednesday the 12th.