7 days later and no clear winner in the Senate race
One week after the national elections, the race for the 19th
District in California
is still undecided.
As of Tuesday morning Hannah-Beth Jackson leads the race by
just over 1,200 votes.
But the race is far from over, as the Ventura County
registrar’s office reports that more than 70,000 absentee and provisional
ballots remain uncounted in the county.
This is important because so far, Ventura County
has heavily favored Strickland.
On the other side, Santa Barbra County has more
than 10,000 uncounted votes according to their counties registrar’s office, and
residents there tend to favor Jackson.
Meanwhile, Californians are holding their breath over the
race because a win for Hannah-Beth Jackson wins it puts the Democrats one seat
away from controlling two-thirds majority in the Senate.
The 19th district
includes Santa Barbra
County and most of the
Santa Clarita Valley.
The two counties have 35 days from the day of the election
to count the remaining ballots and report them number to the Secretary of State,
which means that this battle may not be over until December 9.