With fewer than 20,000 ballots left to count, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab's lead over Fremont Mayor Lily Mei for the District 10 California Senate seat jumped for the third straight day Tuesday, to 5,416 votes, according to Secretary of State estimates.
Mei held a slim lead in the race for five days until the tide turned to her progressive opponent in the East Bay district that includes the cities of Hayward, Fremont and Milpitas.
The Secretary of State’s election office reported that it no longer considered the District 10 race a “close contest,” where there is less than a 2% difference between the candidates. Wahab’s margin Tuesday doubled to 3.4%.
The Tuesday evening results showed Wahab with 80,234 votes (51.7%) and Mei with 74,818 votes (48.3%).
Just read this for the first time. Congratulation Aisha. Thought you had lost. I thought your opponent was crooked even though,I favored most Asian politicians I couldn’t bring myself to vote for her after I heard what she did in Fremont. Good luck and stay Honest.