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Garcetti Calls Attorney General Race in Favor of Harris

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Estimates from the camp to complete the count in the race for California's Attorney General post indicate that as of yesterday there were around 130,000-220,000 ballots left to count, and San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris (D) remains in the lead

This morning, City Council President Eric Garcetti, who has been monitoring the count closely, and keeping a detailed log of the count and contest via a Facebook note, says he is calling it for Harris, and shares the statistical breakdown that is leading him to this proclamation:

There is no way (especially with the bulk of provisionals left coming from Los Angeles), that Cooley is going to see the last 200,000 ballots (of which only about 95% will have an AG choice, of which only 91% will choose either Cooley or Harris, and for the provisionals of which only about 82% will be counted, leaving a universe at best of around 142,000, of which Cooley would have to win these by 21%, which given the distribution, has less than a 1% chance of happening.