Bass Gains Ground On Caruso In Ballot Update


With ballots in Los Angeles still being counted, the latest update showed Karen Bass gaining ground on Rick Caruso for mayor.

The Thursday afternoon update from the county’s registrar’s office showed Caruso with 273,941 votes (50.25%) and Bass with 271,246 (49.75%), a difference of 2,695 votes in the Los Angeles mayor category.

On Wednesday morning, which was the last time an update was given, Caruso held a lead of more than 12,000 votes and uncertainty of when the close race could be called.

“We feel great about the numbers so far,” Bass posted to her Instagram account Wednesday. “As we await the next rounds of updates, know that we’re already rolling up our sleeves to launch urgent solutions for homelessness, public safety and affordability.”

As Caruso awaits final vote counts, he posted a promotional video to his Instagram account Thursday, alluding to bringing change to Los Angeles.

“This election has always been about those left behind and unheard,” Caruso wrote on the caption for the video. “I hear you and change will happen.”

To this point, the race has been too close to call, and the has been no timetable for all ballots to be counted and final results to be released to the public.

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