Rep. Karen Bass has taken a small lead in the race to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. The most recent batch of results that were made public by the Office of the Registrar of the County of Los Angeles showed that Rick Bass had pulled ahead of Rick Caruso by a margin of more than 4,300 votes.
As of Friday, Bass was still in office with 289,782 votes, or 50.38 percent of all votes counted. So far, 285,398 votes have been cast for Caruso.
Caruso had a lead of 12,000 votes on Wednesday, but as more votes were counted throughout the day, that lead began to shrink. There were still about a million ballots to count in Los Angeles County.
To everyone who knocked doors, made calls, put up yard signs, talked to friends and family, came to town halls, hosted rallies, and gave me your vote: thank you. I am confident that your support and belief in this campaign will make me the next Mayor-Elect of Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/K82ZijcZ7x
— Rick J. Caruso (@RickCarusoLA) November 10, 2022
Both Bass and Caruso have said they are optimistic about their chances of winning, but it is likely to be a few more days before a winner can be predicted with certainty.
We feel great about the numbers so far. As we await the next rounds of updates, know we’re already rolling up our sleeves to launch urgent solutions for homelessness, crime and affordability.
The people of L.A. sent a clear message last night.
I am ready to answer their call. pic.twitter.com/V9wdkegmwB
— Karen Bass (@KarenBassLA) November 9, 2022
To this point, neither the Associated Press nor the Los Angeles Times have made a prediction regarding the outcome of the race for either candidate.
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Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.