SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A final vote tally shows Democrat Matt Dababneh (dah-BOB-nay) narrowly winning a special election to fill a Los Angeles-area state Assembly seat, but his Republican opponent said she is considering asking for a recount.
With all votes counted from Tuesday's runoff election, the totals submitted Friday to the secretary of state's office from Los Angeles and Ventura counties showed Dababneh with 14,984 votes to Susan Shelley's 14,655.
If the 329-vote margin holds through the official canvass, Democrats will maintain their supermajorities in both legislative chambers.
Shelley did not concede the race and said she will have five days after the official canvass deadline of Dec. 2 to decide whether to challenge the results.
Assembly District 45 covers the southwestern San Fernando Valley and a small part of Ventura County.