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79,000 BALLOTS LEFT TO COUNT IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY; BERA MAKING GAINS IN TOO CLOSE TO CALL RACE FOR 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

The Sacramento County Registrar of Voters announced today that 79,000 ballots remain to be counted throughout the county, with Dr. Ami Bera picking up 828 votes over his opponent. With many votes left to tally, the race for California's 7th Congressional District is still too close to call.

"The Sacramento County Registrar of Voters is doing a great job and we need to let them do their jobs and ensure every vote is counted," said Dr. Ami Bera. "Once that happens, I'm confident we have done what is needed to come out on top."

Ballots that have not yet been counted include vote by mail (VBM) ballots received but not yet signature verified, VBM ballots dropped off on Election Day, and provisional ballots.

In both 2010 and 2012, those same types of ballots significantly favored Bera. In 2012, Bera's race was too close to call immediately after the election, but after the Registrar of Voters counted those types of ballots, Bera won with by a margin of 9,191 votes.

Since Friday, Bera volunteers knocked more than 63,000 doors, and made more than 200,000 phone calls to get out the vote.