On Monday, Contra Costa County Elections announced that all races are now official, with the exception of three. The results were posted as of 11:31 am on Monday, December 3, 2018.
County Elections said Monday that all races were final with the exception of the Byron Bethany Irrigation District, Richmond City Council and Martinez City Council District 4 races remain UNOFFICIAL pending additional audits.
The OFFICIAL results for these contests will be posted no later than Thursday December 6th, after the completion of the audits.
According to the County Elections, the final voter turnout percentage was 68.28 percent, over 19 percent higher than the 2014 midterm election. They also say 88 percent of the Provisional Ballots we received were able to be verified and counted, a total of 24,695 votes!
In Martinez, it had been a coin flop between Debbie McKillop and John Stevens with McKillop pulling out the victory by a total of just 24-votes (2,327 to 2,303).
In Richmond, Demnlus Johnson III (9,543), Eduardo Martinez (8,830) remained on top, however, Nathaniel Bates (7,930) overtook Vinay Pimple (7,921) by 9-votes for the third seat. In fourth place by just 45-votes is Cesar Zepeda (7,876).
Meanwhile, in the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, Division 1 race, Pete Petrovich and Larry Enos are in a 51-51 vote tie. It appears this race is headed towards a run-off.
In Clayton, it was a close race which Jeff Wan (2,875) and Carl Wolfe (2,828) earned the two seats, however, sitting councilmember David “Shoe” Shuey (2,715) was not far behind. He lost his bid at re-election by 113 votes.
In the Assembly District 16 race, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan defeated Catharine Baker. With the latest results as of Monday released by the State, Bauer-Kahan’s lead increased to 4,521 votes.
For the full Contra Costa County results, click here.