CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Since Election Day nine days ago, State Sen. Ellen Corbett has narrowly trailed Hugh Bussell for the chance to face Rep. Eric Swalwell in November. Following an update from the Alameda County Registar of Voters Wednesday, the difference is now just 323 votes. The totals lowered the spread by more than half. Previously, the difference was 721.
However, Alameda County reported all of its ballots have been counted and the small portion of Contra Costa County in the 15th Congressional District is not likely to close the slight spread between Corbett, a Democrat and Bussell, the low-funded Republican poised for a major upset.
The Bay Area News Group reported the Contra Costa County registrars plans to report its final tally on Friday. But, Corbett has consistently lagged far behind Bussell in Contra Costa County. Bussell currently holds over a 15-point lead over Corbett there, translating to a 1,371 advantage.
Although, Corbett’s lead grew in Alameda County late Wednesday afternoon, her 1,048 lead may not be enough.