As of the end of the day, November 19, Jeff Hewitt has taken the lead in the election for Riverside County, California supervisor, district 5. The vote is now Hewitt 39,528; Russ Bogh, 39,262. Hewitt is a member of the Libertarian Party. Bogh is a former Republican state legislator. Thanks to Gene Berkman for this news.
Daily updates are being posted at https://www.facebook.com/votehewitt/ with the latest at the time of this IPR post being
November 21 at 8:34 PM ·
Heading into turn 4, Fiscal Responsibility is pulling ahead as Special Interest Money lags further behind. It’s Fiscal Responsibility in the lead…..Fiscal Responsibility….
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, race fans, and we have a lot to be thankful for. But we haven’t crossed the finish line just yet. With 2,597 more District 5 votes counted today, we have stretched our lead to 624. The percentages are now 50.38 for Jeff Hewitt and 49.62 for Russ Bogh.
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, ballot processing will not resume until Friday and counting of all the remaining Vote-by-Mail ballots will be done on Sunday, so it should be a very large run. Processing of Provisional ballots is scheduled to begin on Monday, and the Registrar has stated that since Provisional ballots come from the precincts pre-sorted, close races like ours will be given priority in the counting.
Enjoy your holiday and we’ll be back here reporting on Sunday evening!
“Updated results are now posted. Approximately 64,000 Vote-by-Mail and 45,000 Provisional ballots still must be processed. The next updated results will be posted at 5:00pm on Sunday.”