Four 11th Congressional District counties must report final vote count today

McNerney's lead over Harmer stays at 1%, Secretary of State says

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) is back in Washington for the final session of the 111th Congress and prepared to start his third term when the new 112th Congress is seated in January.

McNerney came out of a protracted election count with a full 1% lead over his Republican challenger David Harmer.

Almost all absentee and provisional votes have now been counted in the four counties the 11th Congressional District covers.

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen reported that with fewer than 2,000 votes yet to be counted, McNerney has received 115,361 votes, or 48% of the total number of votes cast, against Harmer's 112,703 votes, or 46.9%. American Independent Party candidate David Christensen has 12,439 votes, or 5.1%.

Bowen's latest tally was reported at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday.

Alameda 1,050 1,050 100% 765,885 468,483 61.2%

Contra Costa 807 807 100% 533,825 352,687 66.1%

All counties have until the end of today to give a final count to the Secretary of State's office, which will certify the outcome by next Monday, Dec. 6.

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 30, 2010 at 8:50 am

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Where's Harmer?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm

in hiding....tee hee hee, eeh eeh eet...

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm

McNerney now leads by 2658 votes:

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Even if all the 2000 remaining votes were to go to Harmer, he cannot possibly win.

I hope Harmer does not waste time and money with a recount, which I believe won't change the outcome of the election.

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Posted by Chet
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 30, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, has officially won re-election to a third term in Congress.

Contra Costa County, the fourth and final county in the 11th Congressional District, certified its election results Tuesday, widening McNerney's lead over GOP nominee David Harmer to 2,658 votes.

The final vote tally: McNerney, 115,361 votes, or 47.97 percent; Harmer, 112,703, or 46.86 percent; and David Christensen, American Independent, 12,439, or 5.17 percent.

The right man won for all the right reasons. We have a fine Congressman in Jerry McNerney who will now continue doing a great job for us all.

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Posted by Lindalou
a resident of Dublin
on Nov 30, 2010 at 5:40 pm

McNerney barely escaped. He should get the message that 1/2 of his constituents didn't vote for him. Maybe this time he'll return some of our calls and emails! The wrong man for the wrong reasons!

We'll get em next time Harmer!!

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Posted by Waiting for Redistricting
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 30, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Next time there will be new districts drawn thanks to Prop 20 passing. There will be many surprises for incumbents I hope.

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