Bob Huff

Bob Huff, candidate running for the 5th District LA County Supervisors seat.

By Susan Abram, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 06/14/16 – 7:45 PM PDT |

A week after California’s primary election, the race for Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s seat continued to be too close to call Tuesday, with more votes still to be counted.

Kathryn Barger, Antonovich’s chief of staff, has clinched a place on the November ballot, but entrepreneur Darrell Park and Sen. Bob Huff, R-San Dimas, are still battling for the second spot.

Updated results show Park with 463 more votes than Huff in the 5th District contest.

The updated figures were part of 201,020 ballots processed since the June 7 election — 187,794 “Vote by Mail” ballots and 13,226 precinct ballots. Almost 350,000 ballots overall remained to be counted, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.

The update came the same day about 50 people complained to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors about various voting issues on election day. The complaints came from every corner of Los Angeles, and voters said they met with untrained poll workers, understaffing, incorrect registration lists with missing names, broken equipment and lack of ballots.

“We had all the problems being indicated,” said Julie Levine, who worked a polling station in Topanga. “We ran out of Democrat ballots and had to use the emergency ballots.”

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan countered most of the complaints by explaining to supervisors that there was a surge of new voters and some polling places were inundated.

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