As vote count continues, Smith down by just 0.16 percentMai Nguyen Do November 9, 2018 0 COMMENTS
The 38th Assembly District race between Assemblymember Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) and Christy Smith is still too close to call, and the latest ballot counts have the Democratic challenger behind Acosta by only 0.16 percent of the vote.
At about 5 a.m. on Nov. 9, the Los Angeles County Registrar had Acosta leading Smith by 0.96 percent. The Ventura County Clerk and Recorder reported their ballot count for the day at 3:34 p.m., closing the gap between the two by about 0.06 percent. Now, the latest numbers from Los Angeles County indicate that Smith trails Acosta by just 213 votes.
Both the Los Angeles County Registrar and the Ventura County Clerk and Recorder are still counting and processing votes.
Mai Nguyen Do is a Vietnamese American poet and researcher. She is a lifelong Santa Clarita resident and a College of the Canyons graduate. She is also the author of Ghosts Still Walking (2016) and Battlefield Blooming (2019). Find her on Twitter @DoNguyenMai.