Smith pulls ahead of Acosta by 1,718 votesMai Nguyen Do November 13, 2018 0 COMMENTS
Although the race between 38th Assembly District incumbent Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) and Democratic challenger Christy Smith has yet to be called, the latest ballot counts have Smith leading by 1.14 percent of the vote.
Friday’s updates from the Ventura County Clerk and Recorder and the Los Angeles County Registrar had Smith trailing Acosta by just 213. As of 3:59 p.m. on Nov. 13, the latest ballot counts from both counties indicate that Smith leads Acosta by 1,718 votes districtwide.
There are still about 900,000 Los Angeles County ballots left to be counted, with approximately 40,000 to 55,000 ballots left to count in the Los Angeles County portion of the 38th Assembly District. All ballots must be counted by Dec. 6, according to California law.
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.