The Golden State’s 48th Congressional District primary election is still unresolved as ballots from the June 5th vote are still being counted. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) is safe in first place with 30% against 15 opponents. But, the identity of Mr. Rohrabacher’s general election opponent is still unknown. The latest count finds biomedical company CEO Hans Keirstead (D) holding a small 87-vote lead over businessman Harley Rouda (D). It is unclear when this race will finally be decided. On election night Mr. Rouda held a small edge, but Mr. Keirstead surpassed him when the post-election votes began to be counted.
The California election authorities deem mail votes to be valid if they are postmarked on June 5th and received at the respective county offices by midnight last Friday.
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