Republican Cooley would have to receive two-thirds of about 154,000 votes still uncounted to defeat the Democrat. But a GOP consultant notes that if a recount is sought, the formal result won’t be known for some time.
Steve Cooley had claimed victory on election night, only to discover the next morning that he was behind. The lead has gone back and forth since, but Harris has held an advantage for more than a week. (Anne Cusack, Los Angeles Times / October 13, 2010)
By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
November 24, 2010
With the stack of ballots left to count sharply diminished, San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris continued to hold a steady lead Tuesday in the race for attorney general, making victory over Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley all but assured.
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