Counting the California Primary Vote: Don't Hold Your Breath

Thanks to Kevin Roderick at LA Observed, Mike Spence at the Flashreport, and Steven Greenhut at the Orange Punch for the links to my post on the California Republican Divide.

The Secretary of State’s office officially says it knows about 553,323 ballots that still remain to be counted.

But the real number is obviously much higher, as many counties, including Los Angeles and perennial-problem-county Riverside, have not reported their “to be counted” counts to the state yet. Since Los Angeles County has over 90,000 decline-to-state ballots with questions about the failure to fill in the Democratic Party bubble, it’s a safe bet that there are well over 200,000 total ballots to review in LA County alone.

To put this in context, just over 7.2 million ballots have been counted so far. That means at least 10 percent of the ballots have not been counted yet.

With delegates from a number of Congressional Districts still up in the air, it will be a while (possibly more than a week) before the final counts are known.

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