Central Valley, Politics, Stockton, Uncategorized

SJ count is in and McNerney is it

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

On November 10, 2010 —eight days after the Midterm Elections and over 1600 votes ahead— Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) declared himself reelected, reasoning there was no way challenger David Harmer could break the difference with the reminding uncounted ballots. Yet the Republican candidate wasn’t ready to concede.

Today, November 24, 2010, the final tally from San Joaquin County —far the largest voter base for the 11th District— was made official and McNerney’s lead grew to 2,474 ballots… a distance impossible for Harmer to surmount, even with a recount, said San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Austin Erdman to the daily The Record.

With roughly 3,000 ballots to be validated and counted in Contra Costa County, the California Secretary of State official numbers show McNerney at 113,967 votes (48.0%) over Harmer’s 111,493 (46.9%)

Harmer, who has tried three times to be elected to Congress —each time for a different district— was so sure he would succeed that this past week he flew to Washington D.C. and attended the new Member of Congress’ orientation and reception. He has vowed to pay for a ballot recount. This could prove quite expensive, since the 11th District includes portions of four counties and, if the new results still show him below, he has to pay for the expense.

Also, on Tuesday —in the second undecided California Congressional race— the Associated Press declared Fresno Democrat Jim Costa (CA-20) reelected, meaning the Republican Congressional comeback wave did not yield a single Democrat seat.

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