Just a quick note to let you know that last night’s updated vote count shows us increasing our lead over my opponent. While that’s a very encouraging sign, it’s still a bit too early to pop the cork on the champagne!
Yesterday evening, an additional 21,538 votes were counted. Of those, we won 12,496 votes – or 58% – and my opponent garnered 9,042 – or 42%. As it stands, we’ve pulled out to an 8,218-vote lead – extending our lead by 3,454 votes since Thursday night.
As of today, thousands of ballots are left to be tabulated in San Diego and Orange Counties. Unfortunately, we’re in dark about the exact number of uncounted ballots in Senate District 38, but it’s roughly 100,000. Official results won’t be known for several days.
Because the election is still up for grabs, we need your help making sure all ballots are counted. A few hundred of them have already been rejected by the Registrar of Voters office because of signatures that don’t match, or envelopes weren’t properly dated, etc.
Those ballots need to be “cured,” which means we contact those individual voters to make sure they fill out a simple form that will validate their ballots — in support of our campaign.
If you can assist with this crucial effort, please sign up here, it will be much appreciated and critically important in the effort to ensure every vote is counted and every voice heard.
I’ll continue to keep you in the loop with the latest results.
We’re closer than ever to the end of this exhilarating adventure – thank you so much for being a part of it!
P.S. My husband Jeremy and I recognized Veteran’s Day yesterday by enjoying an exciting men’s basketball game between Gonzaga and Michigan State. It was part of the Armed Forces Classic – Carrier Addition, on the flight deck aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, docked at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado.
It was a very suspenseful and close contest, with Gonzaga trailing by a just few points for most of the game, but Michigan State missed a final shot at the buzzer, giving Gonzaga a 64-63 win!
We had the pleasure of sitting in front of the mom of a Gonzaga player who had come out from Virginia for the game. Her son is 7-foot-one, and wow did he seem tall!