NEWPORT BEACH, CA — A number of Orange County Republicans in key races Monday minimize into some features Democrats made since Election Day as ballots dropped off at vote facilities on Election Day had been tallied.
The excellent news for Republicans is there are an estimated 51,580 vote-by- mail ballots that had been dropped off at vote facilities nonetheless to depend. These ballots have tended to pattern Republican.
The unhealthy information for Republicans is there are nonetheless an estimated 7,194 provisional ballots, 90,000 drop-box votes, and 23,078 ballots obtained after Election Day to nonetheless depend. These have tended to pattern Democratic.
Porter’s race could possibly be essential to maintain hopes alive amongst Democrats to hold onto a majority within the Home of Representatives.
In one other carefully contested race, Rep. Mike Levin, D-Dana Level, maintained a 12,796 lead over Republican Brian Maryott within the forty ninth Congressional District. On Thursday, his lead was 3,713. Levin has a 95,854 to 73,007 lead over Maryott in San Diego County, however is trailing Maryott 49,243 to 39,192 in Orange County.
Rep. Michelle Metal, R-Surfside, defeated Democrat Jay Chen, a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, within the forty fifth Congressional District, 53.8%- 46.2%.
Orange County voters additionally forged ballots Tuesday for 3 of the 5 seats on the nonpartisan Board of Supervisors. If Supervisor Katrina Foley can cling on to her 3,429-vote lead over Republican state Sen. Patricia Bates, a former supervisor, then Democrats will maintain a majority on the board.