McClintock and Brown Tied--At Least 50,000 Votes Left to Count
As of this evening, the election for the Fourth Congressional District is in a virtual tie, with just 400 votes separating Charlie Brown and Tom McClintock, and at least 50,000 absentee ballots and provisional ballots left to be counted.
In response, Charlie issued the following statement:
"I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to every single voter who participated in yesterday's historic election. It appears we are headed for a record turnout. We understand that there are still more than 40,000 ballots remaining to be processed, and we will not know the outcome of this election until all of those votes are counted.
Our priority today is to support a fair and accurate count of every ballot. I want to thank the election department staffs and directors of all of the counties who are working so hard and so well to assure an accurate count.
I want to thank my wife Jan, my entire family and my entire campaign team for all of their tremendous work during these past many months. I am proud of the campaign we ran-one focused on putting patriotism before partisanship and solving problems. While I remain very confident that we will prevail once all the ballots are counted, I know that this team has already won important battles for veterans, for families facing tough economic times and for so many other important priorities."