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Betty Yee Leaps Ahead of John Perez by 318 Votes for Controllers Runner Up Slot

By Brian Hews

State Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee has jumped into second place in the campaign for California State Controller against former California State Assembly Speaker in late votes that were posted by state election officials late Thursday afternoon.

Yee now holds a 318 vote advantage over Perez according to election officials in Sacramento.

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin was the top vote gatherer in the heated and expensive primary campaign. More than 35,000 votes still need to be counted statewide before the election is officially certified.

Here are the latest results.

 CALIFORNIA STATE CONTROLLER

100.0% ( 22,353 of 22,353 ) precincts partially
reporting as of June 19, 2014, 4:40 p.m.  Help icon: See FAQs for additional information on how precincts reporting information is determined.

 

Candidate Votes Percent
Tammy D. Blair

(Party Preference: DEM)
198,778
5.0%
John A. Pérez

(Party Preference: DEM)
870,217
21.8%
Betty T. Yee

(Party Preference: DEM)
870,535
21.8%
David Evans

(Party Preference: REP)
839,644
21.0%
Ashley Swearengin

(Party Preference: REP)
988,198
24.7%
Laura Wells

(Party Preference: GRN)
228,508
5.7%