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Wilson leads by 411 votes … maybe

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 at 11:12 am in 2008 June primary.

A reader pointed out to me this morning that if you add up the votes for the Republican candidates in Assembly District 15 from the election web sites of each of the four counties in the district, San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson is leading by a considerably larger margin than what appears on the Secretary of State’s results page.

(I scared this reader; she’s a Wilson fan.)

In the compilation of the individual county results, Wilson leads over retired Livermore businessman Robert Rao by 411 votes rather than 134, as the state site shows.

It appears that the counties are updating their own web sites with provisional and mail-in ballot results sooner than they send updates to the Secretary of State. The counties have 30 days from Election Day to submit the final results to the state, and the numbers do shift around as election staffers finish up with the remaining ballots. We’ll have to wait and see how the final numbers turn out.

A lead of 400-plus votes this late in the count appears insurmountable for Rao, but it was an exhilarating idea for a few days. Reporters love surprises!

Here are the totals as I compiled them at 11 a.m. today from each of county’s web sites:

Abram Wilson: 11,207 votes, 30.5 percent

Robert Rao: 10,796 votes, 29.4 percent

Judy Lloyd: 8,409 votes, 22.9 percent

Scott Kamena: 6,278 votes, 17.1 percent

If you feel inclined to check up on the numbers yourself, here are the links to each of the county’s election results web pages:

Click here for Alameda County results page.

Click here for San Joaquin County results page.

Click here for Contra Costa County results page.

Click here for Sacramento County results page.

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  • steve weir

    I’m the Clerk in Contra Costa. We have not updated the SOS’ site with our new numbers from late Friday.

    It is a somewhat time consuming, manual process to do so. For that, we apologize.

    We’re working to wrap up the whole election and when completed, we’ll send our official results the the SOS.

    We have a few vote-by-mail ballots yet to process, our seven day ballots (special circumstance ballots) and all of the provisional ballots yet to be added. The bulk of the ballots that will be counted have been counted and have been posted on our site.

  • steve weir

    I’m the Clerk in Contra Costa. We have not updated the SOS’ site with our new numbers from late Friday.

    It is a somewhat time consuming, manual process to do so. For that, we apologize.

    We’re working to wrap up the whole election and when completed, we’ll send our official results the the SOS.

    We have a few vote-by-mail ballots yet to process, our seven day ballots (special circumstance ballots) and all of the provisional ballots yet to be added. The bulk of the ballots that will be counted have been counted and have been posted on our site.

  • Renegade GOP

    Lisa,

    Reporters also can’t add. That is why they don’t go into business. :-) They just write stories!

    Love,
    Renegade

  • Renegade GOP

    Lisa,

    Reporters also can’t add. That is why they don’t go into business. :-) They just write stories!

    Love,
    Renegade

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    That’s what I have Excel for!

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    That’s what I have Excel for!

  • Renegade GOP

    This picture of wilson sums up his campaign… deer in the headlights.

  • Renegade GOP

    This picture of wilson sums up his campaign… deer in the headlights.

  • anonomous

    Mayor Wilson is one of the people who is responsible for the hostile work environment at TV30 in Pleasanton. They are racked with harassment lawsuits and budget problems. This man is partially to blame for all of the problems there. Read all the articles about TV30 you can find and see that the people you are electing to run your city, cant even run one department in it.

  • anonomous

    Mayor Wilson is one of the people who is responsible for the hostile work environment at TV30 in Pleasanton. They are racked with harassment lawsuits and budget problems. This man is partially to blame for all of the problems there. Read all the articles about TV30 you can find and see that the people you are electing to run your city, cant even run one department in it.

  • Renegade GOP

    I guessthat is why the voters in San Ramon are trying to promote him to higher office.

  • Renegade GOP

    I guessthat is why the voters in San Ramon are trying to promote him to higher office.

  • Bernie Quigley

    He will be harmless in Sacramento. Maybe that should be his campaign motto.

  • Bernie Quigley

    He will be harmless in Sacramento. Maybe that should be his campaign motto.