GOP Trailblazer Cries Foul as Lead Evaporates
Per Fox News:
Kim is vying to replace retiring Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., in California’s 39th District, which includes part of the state's more Republican Orange County. Last week, she held about a 3-point lead over Democrat Gil Cisneros with about 150,000 votes counted.
But since then, that lead vanished, with Cisneros taking a 941-vote as of late Thursday.
Her campaign did not immediately return a request for comment from Fox News. But Kim, who was in D.C. Wednesday for orientation for newly elected House members, released a blistering statement earlier in the week, accusing the Cisneros campaign of “harassing and intimidating vote counters in Orange County.”
The Young Kim Campaign is standing up for the democratic process, the will of the majority of voters, and is emphatically committed to every legal vote being counted. pic.twitter.com/ZSqhTBr6eF— Young Kim (@YoungKimCD39) November 12, 2018
The Kim campaign claimed that Los Angeles County Registrar rebuked the Cisneros campaign for “physical vote tampering.” But in a statement to Business Insider, the registrar said that it had not addressed anything related to ballot tampering.
The Cisneros campaign passionately denied the charges.
The Los Angeles Times explained earlier in the week that the vote count tabulation is comparable with other results seen in California elections.
Older, conservative-leaning voters comprise most of those who vote early and on Election Day. However, younger, Democratic-leaning voters have taken advantage of California's policy to count all mailed-in ballots postmarked by Election Day.
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