The Sacramento County Registrar of Voters announced today that Dr. Ami Bera took the lead in the race for the 7th Congressional District, picking up 1241 votes over his opponent. He now leads by 711 votes.
"On Election Day, I said that I was confident we'd win this election and I'm encouraged by the numbers released today," said Dr. Ami Bera. "We need to let the Registrar continue to count the remaining ballots, and we're excited to see what the final margin will be."
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.