Latest tallies unchanged in Elk Grove Mayoral race as Singh-Allen maintains lead with 46-percent of popular vote




Votes tallies in the hotly contest Elk Grove mayoral race released this afternoon show challenger Bobbie Singh Allen maintaining her lead over incumbent Steve Ly and Brian Pastor. 

With 55,122 of over 77,000 ballots casts in Elk Grove, Singh-Allen has 25,825 votes for 46-percent of the total. Ly, who is seeking his third two-year term, is in second place with 19,241 votes for 34-percent while Brian Pastor has 17-percent with 10,088 votes.

Since the last release on early Wednesday morning, Singh-Allen's lead of 46-percent has been steady, while Ly slip by one-percent and Pastor gained one-percent. Although there are over 22,000 uncounted Elk Grove votes, for Ly to overcome Singh-Allen's margin, he would need to capture about 65-percent of the remaining uncounted vote.

Although none of the three candidates have formally declared victory or conceded, the top two candidates have express sentiments on their respective positions. Early Wednesday morning Singh-Allen expressed cautious optimism regarding her lead, while Ly, as seen in the video below, seemingly acknowledged it would be difficult for his candidacy to overcome his deficit. 

Singh-Allen also released a statement this afternoon reiterating confidence the results would stand, but stopped short of declaring victory. She also said until more votes are released there will be no declaration of victory. 

"The numbers released by the Sacramento County Registrar’s Office continue to show a trend that will lead our campaign to victory," Singh-Allen said. "We are ever more confident that the will of the voters is clear and that they are ready for a change."

Ly and Pastor did not respond to an email seeking comment as of 5:30 p.m this afternoon. The next release of voting results with be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10.

Should Singh-Allen prevail and win, she would be sworn in during the Wednesday, December 9 Elk Grove City Council meeting, while Ly would preside at his last meeting on Wednesday, November 18. 




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