An update by Contra Costa County Elections Wednesday showed that Diana Becton continues to hold above the 50% threshold to outright win the District Attorney seat while hear lead continues to grow.
Wednesdays results showed Becton sits at 50.49% (94,663) while Paul Graves sits at 42.18% (79,081). Becton’s lead is now 15,582 votes. Lawrence Stevens Strauss is at 7.33% (13,739 votes)
If results hold, Becton would win outright and there would be no run-off election in November as she only needs 50%+1 to win the race.
Becton issued the following statement shortly after the update was issued.
“Today, the vote count in Contra Costa County was updated with the addition of votes counted from the final round of absentee ballots. My support now stands at 50.49% of total votes cast in our race. I continue to be proud of our campaign and the support we have achieved from across the county. However, just over 10,000 ballots remain to be counted and are expected to be added to the totals by Friday, June 22. As I have said many times, every vote matters. I look forward to seeing the final vote count next week,” said Becton.
Contra Costa County Elections is hoping to finalize its results by Friday June 22, 2018.
Results as of Wednesday:
- 50.49% (94,663) – Diana Becton
- 42.18% (79,081) – Paul Graves
- 7.33% (13,739) – Lawrence Steven Strauss
On Election Day, it was reported that 20.74% of voters cast votes. As of Wednesday, that number jumped to 37.68% with 226,906 ballots counted.