Update: Cassidy’s Lead Shrinks To 27 Votes

COUNTING OF VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS CONTINUE
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters late Thursday afternoon posted updated election results. Stephen Cassidy’s lead has dropped to just 27 votes over San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos. At the closing of precincts early Wednesday morning. Cassidy had led by 66 votes over the incumbent. Because of the first-time use of Ranked Choice Voting in the city, the crucial second-place votes from the three also-rans will likely determine the winner as early as tomorrow. Here are the updated results:

RCV-1st Round Results……Votes   Pct%
Stephen Cassidy………….5322 35.46%
Tony Santos……………..5295 35.28%
Joyce Starosciak…………3576 23.82%
Sara Mestas………………572  3.81% 
John Palau……………….244  1.63%

UPDATE – Nov. 4, 8:00 p.m.: Registrar says final results could be released next Tuesday.

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