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Planning Commissioner Ted Winterer moved up in votes for Santa Monica City Council seat gaining on the five-term incumbent Bob Holbrook, who holds 121 more votes than his challenger.
Holbrook holds a less than .2 percent lead to as of Monday following the Nov. 2 mid-term election, according to the County of Los Angeles Department of Registrar. Winterer increased by 25 votes leaving him at 10,719, while Holbrook held steady at third place with 10,719. At the close of the polls Holbrook maintained a 146-vote lead.
Officials have yet to seal the fate of the final open seat with thousands of vote-by-mail ballots waiting to be counted. County officials still have about 390,000 ballots countywide to count with close to 6,000 in Santa Monica alone since the day of the election.
L.A. County officials could not confirm on Monday how many ballots are left for Santa Monica, but about 1,700 further votes have been added to city totals since Election Day.
Election results should be updated on Tuesday and Friday of this week, according to the L.A. County Registrar. The clerk’s office is required to have a final result within 30 days, which can come as late as Nov. 30.