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Republican Beth Gaines came in first with 28,071 votes; Democrat Regy Bronner came in second with 24,250 votes and Republican Andy Pugno came in a very close third with 23,719 votes, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State office.
Just over 500 votes separate Bronner and Pugno, making it difficult to determine who will go up against Gaines in November. Especially, with thousands of ballots which remain uncounted within each of the three counties in the district. The newly formed Assembly District 6 includes the cities of Roseville, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Lincoln and Rocklin.
According to each of the county’s election departments, 30,640 ballots remain uncounted in Placer County; approximately 84,000 ballots have yet to be counted in Sacramento County; and approximately 7,000 ballots remain uncounted in El Dorado County as of Thursday afternoon.
What does that mean for 6th District Assembly candidates? The official results are too close to call, according to the Secretary of State office.
County election officials have 31 days after an election to complete their official canvass. That means we may not know official results until July 6.
“While Election Day has come and gone, the meticulous tasks of reviewing signatures on vote-by-mail envelopes and verifying registrations of people who voted provisionally continues in each of the 58 counties,” said California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, the state’s chief elections officer, in a news release.
So who will face off against Gaines in November? Stay tuned as ballots continue to be counted.