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Kamala Harris Holds Lead in Tight State Attorney General Race

California Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Over two weeks since voters went to the polls in California, the state is still laboring over ballots to determine who will become the next Attorney General. Holding on to a slim lead she reclaimed over the weekend, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris is inching past Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley once again in the slow see-saw tally, according to the Daily News.New figures released by the Secretary of State's Office show Harris with a 29,738-vote lead; she has 46 percent to Cooley's 45.6 percent. At the time of those calculations, an estimated 761,218 ballots remained to be counted.

On Election Night, November 2, Cooley called it in his favor early in the evening, but was overtaken in the wee hours by Harris, who held a lead for a few days as the count progressed. The count must be complete by November 30, and the results certified by December 3.