The Sacramento County Registrar of Voters announced today that Dr. Ami Bera picked up 1,653 votes over his opponent, and is now down by just 530 votes. With many votes left to tally, the race for California's 7th Congressional District is still too close to call.
"Today was a good day. As I've said since this process began, the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters is staffed by professionals and we need to let them do their jobs and ensure every vote is counted," said Dr. Ami Bera. "Once all the counting is done, I'm confident I will be representing Sacramento County in the 114th Congress."
Ballots that have not yet been counted include some vote by mail ballots 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 by a margin of 9,191 votes.