3,831,825                        3,875,037

45.6%                               46.1%

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 – 08:30 a.m.

The race for California Attorney General remains ever so close this morning.

While California election officials continue to pick up the pace of counting the remaining ballots, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley holds a 43,212 vote lead over San Francisco County District Attorney Kamala Harris.

Cooley’s lead, which he has consistently held since Saturday, has endured daily fluctuations.

With an estimated 1.o million absentee and provisional ballots counted since election day there still are 1.3 million more that await review and counting.

Of the approximately 1,287,033 million ballots awaiting disposition, 738,496 lie in counties won by Harris and 548,537 in counties favoring Cooley.

However even with this advantage for Harris the outcome is projected to be razor thin at this point.

Applying the percentage each candidate won in each respective county to the remaining uncounted ballots in those counties and Cooley pulls even with Harris.

The reason? Cooley has a greater intensity in more of the 41 out of 58 counties he is winning.

Harris on the other hand only places strong in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Sonoma.

Of these counties, only Los Angeles has a size-able outstanding ballot total remaining.

How Cooley does there will play a factor in the outcome.