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U.S. Rep. Karen Bass’ already substantial lead in the Los Angeles mayor’s race got even larger Tuesday, with the longtime Washington lawmaker pulling more than 5% ahead of businessman Rick Caruso, one week after election day.
The results marked the fifth straight updated vote totals in which Bass has gained ground on Caruso, a trend that most election observers have said seems all but certain to make Bass the first woman elected mayor in Los Angeles.
Bass now holds a 52.55%-47.45% lead — a 36,349-vote margin — according to the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office. Tuesday’s update again heavily favored Bass, with the congresswoman from South L.A. taking in more than 60% of the roughly 33,000 newly counted ballots.
Bass has held a roughly 60%-40% margin or better over Caruso in every day of vote total releases since Thursday. That pattern harkens to the June primary, when Caruso forged into a 5-percentage-point lead on election night only to have mail-in ballots, which are mostly counted later, power Bass to a 7% victory margin.