The race for California's 7th Congressional District is still far too close to call, with tens of thousands of vote by mail ballots and provisional ballots still left to count.
Dr. Ami Bera made the following statement:
"We still have thousands of ballots left to count, but I feel very good about where we are today. Two years ago, we were tied on election night and we ended up winning by over 9,000 votes. And just like two years ago, our grassroots campaign was the largest of any Congressional race in the country, which is why I'm confident we will again come out on top once all the votes are counted. The hard-working staff at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters are professionals and we need to let them continue to do their jobs to make sure that every vote is counted."
Ballots that have not been counted yet include vote by mail (VBM) ballots received but not yet signature verified, VBM ballots dropped off on Election Day, and provisional ballots. The Sacramento County Registrar must provide the Secretary of State a count of outstanding ballots by 5pm PDT tomorrow, Thursday November 6th.
In 2012, Bera's race was too close to call immediately after the election. After the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters counted these exact same types of ballots, Dr. Bera won with by a margin of 9,191 votes.