The city clerk released an updated count of vote by mail ballots. We are 149 votes behind the second place challenger, David Ryu. There are still approximately 1,300 provisional votes left to count, and based on our strong showing on Election Day, it is possible that we make up this difference. I want you to know that if we were behind 250 votes today, I would be conceding this race. We will know so much more by the end of next week.
On a negative note, we have asked the LAPD to look into illegal activity in regards to our private emails and some unsettling telephone calls to Justine (Mrs. O’Grady) on Election Day. On a more positive note, I have had some genuine conversations with Teddy Davis, Ross Sarkissian, Steve Veres, David Ryu, Jay Beeber, and Carolyn Ramsey. All of these folks could not have been nicer since the Election Day. I am just happy to report to you the quality and character of these “opponents.”