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Price overtakes Wiley in latest district attorney election update

Newcomer leads 50.40% to 49.60% -- margin of 2,035 votes

Civil rights attorney Pamela Price (left) took her first lead in the race for Alameda County district attorney against chief deputy DA Terry Wiley Tuesday night. (Contributed photos)

Civil rights attorney Pamela Price took her first lead in the Alameda County district attorney race after previously trailing behind her opponent, longtime county prosecutor Terry Wiley, according to Tuesday's updated election results.

Price is now ahead in the race with 50.40% (129,037 votes) to Wiley's 49.60% (127,002 votes). The margin of votes is now 2,035, according to the update from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters' Office.

She took to Twitter Tuesday night as she pulled ahead in the race for the first time, writing "MADAM DA!! GOD IS GOOD!"

Wiley, chief deputy DA for the county, first took a slim lead over Price on Election Night at 51.68% to 48.32%. Monday night's election results update showed Wiley maintaining a lead with 51.52% of votes to Price's 48.48% but Price still remained hopeful.

"Today’s news is inspiring for Alameda County," Price said in a Tweet after Monday night's election update, which inched her closer to Wiley's lead. "As we expected, my opponent's lead is dwindling and we are confident that when all the ballots have been counted, I will be elected the next DA of Alameda County."

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According to the county's election data, the total tally of voter turnout countywide was 31.31%, including vote-by-mail ballots received before Election Day and votes cast in-person. The total number of ballots that were cast as of Tuesday is 291,508.

There is, however, still a chance for Wiley to change the narrative as the county will continue to release daily updated numbers until the results are certified on Dec. 8.

"I am grateful to see so much support for addressing public safety from every direction and I thank every voter who cast a ballot in this election," Wiley told the Weekly before Tuesday's election result update. "We know this will be a long count and we appreciate all of the election workers focusing every day on making sure every ballot is counted accurately."

The contest for district attorney was wide open this year with current District Attorney Nancy O'Malley not seeking reelection in favor of retirement.

The district attorney oversees more than 150 attorneys whose job is to prosecute all criminal, civil and juvenile cases in the county. They also set policy on jail and prison time and how much incarceration time should be given for cases related to drug use or mental illness.

They also investigate and decide whether or not to criminally charge law enforcement officers accused of misconduct.

Wiley and Price were the frontrunners during a close primary race in June, which ended with Price in the lead with 43.23% of the vote among four on the ballot.

Price said on Twitter that she is grateful for her campaign team and is thankful for all the votes she received, but noted that it is still not over.

"There are still many more ballots to be counted, and in areas that I know we did well in getting our message out," Price said on Monday's Twitter post.

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Price overtakes Wiley in latest district attorney election update

Newcomer leads 50.40% to 49.60% -- margin of 2,035 votes

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Nov 15, 2022, 6:23 pm
Updated: Tue, Nov 15, 2022, 7:54 pm

Civil rights attorney Pamela Price took her first lead in the Alameda County district attorney race after previously trailing behind her opponent, longtime county prosecutor Terry Wiley, according to Tuesday's updated election results.

Price is now ahead in the race with 50.40% (129,037 votes) to Wiley's 49.60% (127,002 votes). The margin of votes is now 2,035, according to the update from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters' Office.

She took to Twitter Tuesday night as she pulled ahead in the race for the first time, writing "MADAM DA!! GOD IS GOOD!"

Wiley, chief deputy DA for the county, first took a slim lead over Price on Election Night at 51.68% to 48.32%. Monday night's election results update showed Wiley maintaining a lead with 51.52% of votes to Price's 48.48% but Price still remained hopeful.

"Today’s news is inspiring for Alameda County," Price said in a Tweet after Monday night's election update, which inched her closer to Wiley's lead. "As we expected, my opponent's lead is dwindling and we are confident that when all the ballots have been counted, I will be elected the next DA of Alameda County."

According to the county's election data, the total tally of voter turnout countywide was 31.31%, including vote-by-mail ballots received before Election Day and votes cast in-person. The total number of ballots that were cast as of Tuesday is 291,508.

There is, however, still a chance for Wiley to change the narrative as the county will continue to release daily updated numbers until the results are certified on Dec. 8.

"I am grateful to see so much support for addressing public safety from every direction and I thank every voter who cast a ballot in this election," Wiley told the Weekly before Tuesday's election result update. "We know this will be a long count and we appreciate all of the election workers focusing every day on making sure every ballot is counted accurately."

The contest for district attorney was wide open this year with current District Attorney Nancy O'Malley not seeking reelection in favor of retirement.

The district attorney oversees more than 150 attorneys whose job is to prosecute all criminal, civil and juvenile cases in the county. They also set policy on jail and prison time and how much incarceration time should be given for cases related to drug use or mental illness.

They also investigate and decide whether or not to criminally charge law enforcement officers accused of misconduct.

Wiley and Price were the frontrunners during a close primary race in June, which ended with Price in the lead with 43.23% of the vote among four on the ballot.

Price said on Twitter that she is grateful for her campaign team and is thankful for all the votes she received, but noted that it is still not over.

"There are still many more ballots to be counted, and in areas that I know we did well in getting our message out," Price said on Monday's Twitter post.

Comments

Sean
Registered user
Birdland
on Nov 15, 2022 at 11:18 pm
Sean, Birdland
Registered user
on Nov 15, 2022 at 11:18 pm

Wiley is the much better candidate. Being a Civil Rights Attorney is very different than being a DA. Wiley is far more qualified. Pierce is a Soros backed DA. Pierce will bring the same problems Chesa Boudin brought to San Francisco and George Cascon brought to LA. Civil Rights Attorneys can do great work. Being a DA is not one of them. If Pierce wins, expect more crime.


Bryan
Registered user
another community
on Nov 16, 2022 at 11:05 am
Bryan, another community
Registered user
on Nov 16, 2022 at 11:05 am

@Sean I really don't get why people keep talking about George Soros in the context of the Alameda County DA race. Pamela Price was backed by Soros in 2018, but in the 2022 race Soros hasn't contributed to her campaign. People mention that a candidate is "Soros-backed" when: 1) its not true, 2) as if being associated with Soros is a negative in of itself. What has George Soros done to deserve this amount of disapproval?


Frank Lynn
Registered user
Valley Trails
on Nov 18, 2022 at 10:17 am
Frank Lynn, Valley Trails
Registered user
on Nov 18, 2022 at 10:17 am

What has Soros done? He's basically backed every "rogue DA"- Chesa, Gascon, Alvin Bragg, Kim Fox and Larry Krasner. Every city where he's backed a rogue DA has seen an increase in crime - with a 35% rise in the murder rate in Los Angeles County in the past year.

These policies of no cash bail for violent offenders, not charging fentanyl dealers and human traffickers when they're undocumented, and no jail for violent offenders under 25 just don't make sense - and statistically lead for more crime against the very people they are supposed help (African Americans, Latinos, economically challenged immigrants). George Soros has mentioned that he likes "playing God" with his money - you have to wonder if his nefarious endgame is some type of socieo-economic eugenics, ushering in a militarized, hyper-surveilled police state, or if he's just eff'ing with us plebeians because he's super rich and he can - and can afford security detail. Destabilizing and making cities unsafe makes him a real-life supervillain.

If Pam Price wins, talk to your kids about Fentanyl. The undocumented Mexican and Honduran gangs that got a pass under Chesa in SF - now that Brook Jenkins is in charge - will just move to Alameda County. And if Price lives up to her 10-point plan, they'll get a pass to sell their rainbow Fentanyl which is marketed to young children.

It's too bad Pleasanton is part of Alameda County. If you look at the elections map, Price had almost no support in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore - save for our esteemed council member Julie Testa and council member elect Jeff Niebert. But under a Price DA we're all but guaranteed to experience an uptick in crime - be it assault, strong-arm robbery, home invasions, and drug dealing to poison our youth.


Bill Brasky
Registered user
Vintage Hills
on Nov 19, 2022 at 6:06 am
Bill Brasky, Vintage Hills
Registered user
on Nov 19, 2022 at 6:06 am

I hope Pleasanton weekly follows the actions taken and the data thereafter closely if price is indeed elected.

There is data from other soros backed candidates from across the country

These ideas are hatched from think tanks and the academic world. They lower the standard of how we treat others and neglect victims rights


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