Here’s what the mayoral race in Los Angeles looked like after the polls closed.
There will be a runoff race for the mayor of Los Angeles between billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso and Rep. Karen Bass in a race defined by voter frustration over homelessness and crime.
The Associated Press declared the race headed to a runoff election because there aren’t enough remaining ballots to be tallied that would tip the race. Caruso jumped ahead of the field in the race for mayor Tuesday. As of Wednesday afternoon, Caruso leads Bass by 16,371 votes.
Early returns consisting of mail-in ballots have Rick Caruso with a noticeable lead over Rep. Karen Bass in the race for mayor. With 822,545 countywide ballots counted (580,358 vote-by-mail and 242,187 vote center ballots), Caruso garnered 42.14 percent of the vote while Bass trailed with 36.95 percent as of Wednesday afternoon.
Incredibly, a whole bunch of mail-in ballots showed up for Bass.
Rep. Karen Bass pulled ahead of rival Rick Caruso in the primary election for Los Angeles mayor on Tuesday after a surge of vote-by-mail ballots boosted the congresswoman and several other progressive candidates.
Over the past week, a flood of late-arriving mail ballots propelled left-of-center candidates in races for mayor, city attorney and multiple council seats.
What are the odds?
The results of the mayor’s race — the first open seat in nearly a decade — has seesawed since election night. Caruso initially came in first, with a five-point lead. But Bass gained ground in subsequent updates.
On Tuesday, results showed that she has received 41% of the vote to Caruso’s 38%.
We know how this works. Count the votes. See how many are needed. Find the votes. It’s an old game, one as old as democracy itself.
Lefties voting by mail normally vote early. We know exactly what a “flood of late-arriving mail ballots” that largely goes to leftists means.
Is it even possible to have an honest election in LA? Probably no more than in Philly, Chicago or any other major city.