Kamala Harris, who was trailing all night in the attorney general’s race, has taken a slim lead over L.A. County D.A. Steve Cooley.
Cooley declared victory hours ago and went home to Rancho Palos Verdes, where he is either sleeping peacefully or frantically hitting “refresh” on the Secretary of State’s website.
At 3:20 a.m., his campaign canceled a victory press conference that was to be held at 10:30 this morning “due to the uncertain nature of the final result.”
Harris, meanwhile, refused to concede last night — wisely, it turns out. With 92.1% of the vote counted, she leads 46.1 to 45.6 percent, a difference of 34,000 votes.