Less than 200 votes.
That’s what separates Representative Dan Lungren from challenger Ami Bera for California’s 7th congressional district.
With 100% of the precincts reporting, Bera has 88,406 votes and Lungren has 88,222 votes.
The California Secretary of State’s Office is still counting and certifying ballots, a process that could take about four weeks.
Once the Secretary of State’s Office certifies the results of a race, then a recount can be requested by a candidate. A recount does not happen automatically, no matter how close the results.