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|Election Winners Gain Wider Leads In Final Vote Count||
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By Daniel Larios
June 30, 2014 – The Los Angeles County Registrar’s office has released the final vote tally for the June 3 primary election that will be certified by County Clerk Dean Logan Monday.
The final tally – which LA County Board of Supervisors will make official Tuesday --includes vote-by-mail ballots taken to polling places, provisional ballots and write-in ballots, according to the LA County Registrar’s office.
The final results show no significant change in the races for Santa Monica’s County Supervisor, State Senate and Congressional representative.
3rd District Supervisor’s Race
The final vote count for the closely watched 3rd District Supervisor’s race puts former lawmaker Sheila Kuehl further ahead of her political rival, former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver.
Kuehl gained 12,728 more votes since the June 5 results, coming away from the primary with a total of 56,076 votes. Shriver gained an additional 10,978, boosting his count to 45,487 votes.
Despite being outspent by nearly $700,000, Kuehl’s margin of victory grew by 1,750 votes, giving her a victory margin of 10,589 votes.
However, the newly counted votes were not enough for Kuehl to reach the 51 percent threshold needed to win the seat outright. As a result, Kuehl and Shriver will face off in what will likely be a costly and hotly contested run-off election in November.
Fluke, who gain national attention for testifying before Democratic lawmakers for the inclusion of contraceptives in health insurance and for being verbally attacked on the air by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, raised her vote tally to 22,759, an increase of 4,962 votes.
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