Vote-by-Mail Puts Karen Bass Ahead of Rick Caruso in L.A. Mayor's Race; 8-Point Swing

Vote-by-Mail Puts Karen Bass Ahead of Rick Caruso in L.A. Mayor's Race; 8-Point Swing


Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) has overtaken billionaire developer Rick Caruso in the primary race for mayor of Los Angeles, thanks to vote-by-mail that has led to an eight-point swing in the results.

#BREAKING With the latest batch of ballots, Karen Bass takes the lead in the L.A. Mayor’s race.

There are still more than 245,000 ballots to count in LA County.

Right now: @KarenBassLA 41%@RickCarusoLA 38%@kdeleon 8%@GinaForLA 6% pic.twitter.com/4h0M0oHpKZ

— Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) June 15, 2022

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Caruso, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, is running as a political outsider promising to fix homelessness and crime in the city. Bass, a left-wing activist-turned-Washington insider, is the favorite of the party establishment.

On Election Night, Caruso had more votes, leading Bass by a proportion of 41%

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