NORWALK, Calif — Mayor Richard Bloom’s lead against opponent Assemblywoman Betsy Butler widened slightly on Friday after county officials finished another day of vote tallying.
Bloom now holds 80,934 votes in the contest versus Butler’s 80,643, a slim margin but one that has only grown since the election except for one dip down to 103 last week.
County officials added another 13,668 votes in the 50th Assembly District, which encompasses areas of Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.
The newly-redrawn 50th is one of the wealthiest and most liberal in the country, and the two Democrats have fought a brutal and expensive race to get to this point.
Officials expect to be done with the count as of Nov. 30, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors plans to accept the results in early December.