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: