The District Attorney's race is Napa County is still too close to
The final election results will be decided when 1,000 votes are
counted and a required manual tally is completed in three of the county's 165
precincts, county Registrar of Voters John Tuteur said this week.
On election night, District Attorney Gary Lieberstein, 59, was 22
votes above the 50 percent margin to avoid a runoff in November with
second-place finisher and veteran Contra Costa County prosecutor Thomas
Kensok, Tuteur said.
An interim count now puts Lieberstein 162 votes below the 50
percent threshold with about 4 percent of ballots to be counted, Tuteur said.
Lieberstein had 49.37 percent of the vote and Kensok had 28.8
percent on Wednesday.
Criminal defense attorney Doug Pharr had 21.8 percent.
Most of the remaining uncounted votes are vote-by-mail ballots and
polling place ballots that need to be duplicated because the intent of the
voter was clear, but the ballot was damaged or marked in a way that could not
be read by an optical scanning machine, Tuteur said.
About 40 percent of Napa County's registered voters cast ballots
in the June 3 primary election, Tuteur said.