As of Today – David Evans is up on John Perez by 1,500 votes.
I have been told that there are about 1,000,000 ballots outstanding. This occurred because many people were very late checking in to the fact that there was an election happening.
The race will likely come down to Los Angeles County. This is where John Perez is from.
For those of you just tuning in, the bizarre scenario is this: Republican Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin is staked to first place. However, Republican David Evans, a CPA from California City is now in second place.
John Perez is the former speaker of the assembly, he has also been the subject of corruption charges and has a variety of issues in his personal life sure to become campaign issues. These contributed to the democrats splitting their votes away to Betty Yee whose last name is unfortunately the same as indicted Democrat Senator Leland Yee.
Got all that? In California’s bizarre and BS election system called the “top two” – #1 and #2 in the primary go to the fall general election. If David Evans places second – there will be a Republican Controller for the first time in 40 years.
Back to LA County. Sources on the ground there tell me that the elections office is like a third-world country. This should be interesting to see how this plays out.