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.
— Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) June 15, 2022
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%