Education policy officer Lance Ray Christensen’s lead over software architect George Yang in the race for second place in November’s ballot for state Superintendent of Public Instruction has fallen to 582 votes over the weekend, according to figures released by the secretary of state’s office.
Christensen has 467,000 votes (11.4%) against 466,918 for Yang (11.4%). Incumbent Tony K. Thurmond leads the nonpartisan race with 1,898,382 votes (46.2%).
Christensen began Sunday’s vote tally with a 1,899-vote lead over Yang. Christensen was third when Saturday’s vote count began, 2,124 votes behind Yang.
Republican Robert Howell saw his lead over Democratic Congressman Marc Levine in the race for second place for insurance commissioner shrink to 10,819 votes. The cybersecurity equipment maker led by 15,097 when Sunday’s tally began.
Howell has 785,387 votes (17.9%) to 774,568 (17.6%) for Levine, D-San Rafael. Incumbent Democrat Ricardo Lara leads with 1,608,713 (36.6%).
In the race for Attorney General, former Assistant United States Attorney General Nathan Hochman extended his lead over fellow Republican Eric Early, a lawyer and business owner, to 76,067 votes after leading by 75,878 in the start of Sunday’s vote count and 70,295 at the start of Saturday.
Hochman has 822,516 votes (18.3%) against 746,449 (16.6%) for Early. Democratic incumbent named Rob Bonta leads with 2,469,751 (54.8%).