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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Undervote Impact

Jim Miller reports at The Sacramento Bee:
The ultra-tight finish in California's controller race might have been a lot different if some 422,000 voters last month had completed their ballots.
As of Friday, Board of Equalization member Betty Yee led former Assembly Speaker John A. PĂ©rez by 481 votes for second place. Monday is the last day to request a recount.
There were 4.46 million ballots cast statewide, but only 4.04 million votes in the controllers race – a difference of almost 422,000 votes and an "undervote" rate of 10.45 percent.
More than a quarter of those ballots were in Los Angeles County, where about 111,000 voters skipped over the controller's race, an undervote of 13.5 percent.

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