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Vote Count Update: Diep Dipping into Loomer’s lead

Here are the latest updates from the post election day counting of ballots.

The Orange County Registrar of Voters has posted its update for today tabulating the remaining late vote-by-mail ballots and some of the provisionals. There are still more Provisional and paper ballots from election day that still need to be tabulated. But here is where things are in the close city council races in Garden Grove and Westminster.

In Garden Grove, Andrew Do is still ahead of  Robin Marcario to lead by 1038 votes. Do was leading yesterday by 991 votes, a gain of 47. There are stll about 7,000 ballots left to count in Garden Grove, but it is going to be tough for Marcario to make up that much distance given the current trend.

In Westminster, Penny Loomer is still barely holding on to her lead over Truong Diep. She is up by only 180 votes. Yesterday that number was 246 votes, a gain for Diep of 66.

There are no updates from Riverside County yet, so we will have an update later tonight on the Calvert/Hedrick race.