The latest counts from the tightest races in San Diego County
The San Diego County Registrar of Voters released an updated count on Friday from all of the county election races. With 88,000 absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted, here are the latest results from some of the closest races:
Mayor of San Diego
Carl DeMaio’s lead over Bob Filner tightened. Both candidates will advance to the November general, but gap between the two has closed to within 1.86 percentage points.
DeMaio: 61,635 votes, 31.87% overall
Filner: 58,039 votes, 30.01% overall
Superior Court Office 34
As noted Thursday evening, prosecutor Garland Peed overtook birther lawyer Gary Kreep. Peed has extended his lead–and helped prevent San Diego from becoming a national embarrassment–from 154 votes to 1,093 votes.
Garland Peed: 165,360 votes, 50.17%
Gary Kreep: 164,267 votes, 49.83%
52nd Congressional District
Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray is still solidly in the lead, but the race to see who will be facing off with him in November is becoming clearer. Scott Peters held the slimmest of leads coming out of Tuesday’s election, and that lead has increased ever so slightly, from 790 votes as of Thursday evening’s registrar update to 954 votes as of the latest count.
Scott Peters: 27,803 votes, 22.72%
Lori Saldaña: 26,849 votes, 21.94%
Check the registrar’s website at SDVote.com for all county and statewide election results, and with the San Diego Free Press for the latest on the big races.