Betsy Butler has something for which to be thankful

November 22, 2012

As of the latest counting by the County of Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in the 50th Assembly District race between incumbent Assembly member Betsy Butler and Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom, the race has become even closer than the statistical tie in the first days after the election.

While Mr. Bloom held a 291 vote lead as of November 19, extending it from an original lead of 218, on Thanksgiving Day he has a lead of only 79 votes.

According to County Clerk Dean Logan, there remain 34,000 votes to count

Does anyone hear the word “recount” in the air?


Candidate Party Votes Percent
RICHARD BLOOM DEM  85,508 50.02
BETSY BUTLER DEM  85,429 49.98
Registration 298,211
Precincts Reporting 299
Total Precincts 299
% Precincts Reporting 100