LOS ANGELES – Rep. Karen Bass surpassed billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso Tuesday as ballot-counting continued in the mayoral primary election, but the two are still likely headed for a November runoff.
Initial election results from the June 7 vote showed Caruso in the lead, but when the latest tally was released Tuesday afternoon, Bass had 41.05% of the vote, with Caruso behind at 38.29%. With no candidate receiving more than 50% of the vote, the top two finishers will advance to the November general election.
Nonprofit director/businesswoman Tina Simone McKinnor leads Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles, a fellow Democrat, by 1,571 votes in the 62nd Assembly District special election, with McKinnor receiving 23,773 votes (51.6%) and Pullen-Miles 22,256 (48.4%).
Sheriff Alex Villanueva continues to hold a considerable lead against his challengers as he prepares for the runoff in November.
An estimated 365,820 ballots from the June 7 election still remain to be tallied in the county, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk’s Office.