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No DA Yet in Napa County! Votes Still Being Tallied

The District Attorney's race is Napa County is still too close to call.

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.

--Bay City News

Dennis Makemson June 15, 2014 at 12:53 PM
13 days after the election and they are still counting mail in ballots? What sort of technology is Napa using? They can count the ballots when they receive them not two weeks later

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