Bass Takes 36,000 Vote Lead Over Caruso


Karen Bass continues to increase her lead over Rick Caruso in the race for Mayor of Los Angeles, taking a 36,000 vote lead in the latest ballot update.

The update came Tuesday afternoon, with the L.A. County Registrar’s Office reporting Bass to have 375,143 votes (52.55%), to Caruso’s 338,794 (47.45%).

Bass gained more than 20,000 votes since Monday evening’s ballot update, with Caruso gaining a little more than 13,000 in that same time period.

Bass’ lead is the largest either has had since votes started being counted Tuesday, November 8. At one point Caruso held a more than 12,000 vote lead over Bass, but as the days went on, Bass gained ground on the Los Angeles businessman, eventually taking over the lead in the mayor race Friday, November 11.

“I am grateful for the support we are continuing to see and looking forward to the next update,” Bass said in an Instagram post of a photo with Monday’s vote count.

Caruso has not spoken much publicly since the election and last made a statement Thursday, November 10, insinuating the votes may take multiple weeks to fully count.

“As predicted, this is a close race,” Caruso wrote on Twitter Thursday. “There are hundreds of thousands of votes to count and as expected we are going to see different results each time. I continue to be cautiously optimistic about these numbers and look forward to the next series of results in the coming weeks.”

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