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Believe it or not, LA-County election results are still being counted

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Miranda Reyes of Limon, casts her ballot at the Lincoln County Courthouse on November 6, 2012 in Hugo, Colorado. Colorado is a swing state garnering nine electoral votes in the presidential race. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

And now some breaking election results! I know, that sounds weird, right? Seeing as it's been 24 days since the election.

Later today, the Los Angeles County Registrar will update the vote tally in the race for the 50th Assembly District which includes Marina Del Rey. Richard Bloom, the Mayor of Santa Monica, declared victory earlier this week. 

The race between him and the incumbent, Betsy Butler, has been extremely tight. Bloom's lead is about 1,200 votes — that's less than one percent of the vote total. Butler has not yet officially conceded, and it's not the only race with votes still being counted.

A number of results are still pending like Measure J, which would extend a transportation sales tax in L.A. County, plus provisional ballots in other races have yet to be counted.

Kim Alexander, the founder of the non-profit California Voter Foundation, joins the show to talk about these late election results. 

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