LOS ANGELES – Republican Rep. Mike Garcia expanded his narrow lead Tuesday over Democratic challenger Assemblywoman Christy Smith in the battle for Garcia’s 25th Congressional District seat.
The latest numbers released by the Secretary of State’s Office show Garcia with a thin 422-vote lead, up from 104 votes on Monday. As of Tuesday, Garcia had 168,017 votes, or 50.1%, while Smith had 167,595, or 49.9%.
It was unclear how many ballots from the Nov. 3 election remain to be counted in the district.
The race has remained close since election night. As ballots were tallied over the course of last week, the lead changed hands twice. Smith, D- Santa Clarita, at one point had a 1,287-vote lead, but Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, erased that advantage and took a narrow lead.
The 25th Congressional District stretches from the Antelope Valley into Ventura County. Vote by mail ballots will continue to be accepted through Nov. 20 if they were postmarked by Election Day.
Garcia defeated Smith, 54.86%-45.14%, or 95,667-78,721, in a May 12 special election to fill the final 7 1/2 months of the term of former Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, who resigned following the online release of salacious photos and allegations of an extramarital affair with a staff member.
The seat had long been held by Republicans until Hill’s 2018 victory over then-Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale.
16 comments for "Garcia expands narrow lead over Smith in 25th Congressional District race"
with 27% in poverty in the Antelope Valley I see no hope for the future.
Get off the “throne” Donald. Other people want to use it.
You’ve been dumping on the country long enough.
They’ll have to call Roto-Rooter after he leaves.
… facade of democracy, to ensure the pretense elections are “objectively” rigged, our crony overlords offset the elections they previously rigged, swinging elections like these, the other way. Now that they’ve taken a really big one away from Republicans? They’ll have to give a whole bunch of little ones, like these, back –
Like stupid NFL officials, calling a fake penalty against one team, after screwing the penalty they called on the other team, the previous play. As if that evens everything up –
Two weeks and no winner yet. The Pony Express was faster in the 1800’s. Just call the race.
They’ll do a winkie math, balancing out how many little ones they’ll have to give back (e.g., senators, mayors, congressmen) to offset the big one they’ve just swiped.
A Dominion Voting Systems machine with a software update will decide the election.
I see you drank the Kool-Aid from Dear Leader Trump. It must suck to have room-temperature IQ. Keep embarrassing yourself with outlandish conspiracy theories.
Election riggers swiped a mighty big fish from Republicans. They’ll have to give a bunch of little ones back. All bets on this Garcia fellow. He’s military. Knows how to take orders. They like that.
Dominion has a rich, storied history of election rigging. That’s what Dominion was created to do. The Venezuelan military worked with Hugo Chavez developing the software, to ensure Hugo Chavez would never lose another election. From there, Chavez exported it to Argentina, throughout South America, eventually on to high ranking Democrats here the United States. Because he knew he had it in the bag, Biden knew he didn’t need to bother campaigning.
Dr. Beverly says
Maybe, at one time long ago, America was once a democracy. Painfully evident, these elections are a charade. Whomever it is who wins? It certainly won’t be decided, by any of us –
What a stupid thing to say Dr. Beverly.
All those numbers you see that represent votes, that’s who decided the election. How do you think it’s decided, by what you wish for?
What a bunch of whiny babies there are here in the Antelope Valley.
Haven’t you noticed by now that sometimes one side wins and sometimes the other side wins?
If you think Democrats win all the time in California, well in Alabama and Kansas and a majority of the ststes Republicans win. It depends on the educational system in each state. LOL
How would you do elections?
… cry-baby-cry. Go cry to Nancy –
Bet you coffee and doughnuts this is one of the races they’ll swing to Republicans, to balance up for the one they swiped from Trump.