Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley continued Wednesday to cling to a lead of about 28,500 votes in the race for California attorney general, according to a Times review of website updates by all 58 counties.
Cooley's margin has held relatively steady over San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris during the last few days. The secretary of state reported late Wednesday that counties have more than 1 million ballots still to count statewide — mostly mail-in ballots that arrived too late to be counted on election day and provisional ballots.
The latest figures show Cooley, the Republican candidate, with 4,018,959 votes compared to 3,990,368 for Harris, the Democrat. The numbers provided by the counties in many cases are more up to date than those posted Wednesday night on the secretary of state's website, which has lagged behind in the count.
Cooley trailed by 14,838 votes after the election night count, but passed Harris on Friday and has held a relatively steady lead since.