Monday, November 12, 2018

A Nip and Tuck Contest

Tony Thurmond vs. Marshall Tuck
In an earlier posting soon after the recent election, we noted that there would be new ex officio Regents starting in January. It appeared at the time that Marshall Tuck had a narrow lead for superintendent of education. However, the counting of absentee and other such ballots has narrowed the narrow lead:

...As of Sunday at 9 p.m, Tuck, with 50.2 percent of the vote, was 0.4 percentage points ahead of Thurmond, with 49.8 percent, according to the California Secretary of State. Tuck is now 29,424 votes ahead of Thurmond in the nonpartisan race, out of just over 7 million ballots reported by the Secretary of State. But after Tuesday’s vote Tuck led Thurmond by nearly 86,000 votes, indicating that the large numbers of uncounted ballots are tilting strongly in Thurmond’s favor. Since the Election Day tally, Thurmond has sliced Tuck’s lead by about 56,000 votes. Tuck currently has 3,539,406 votes, compared to Thurmond’s 3,509,982 votes...


In short, we will see.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

The difference is down to 13,469 as of November 12, 2018, 10:56 a.m.