Capitol Alert

AM Alert: Deadline approaches for county election tallies

The American flag is parachuted down to commemorate those who have served in the U.S. armed services on Friday July 3, 2015, during the 55th Folsom Pro Rodeo in Folsom.
The American flag is parachuted down to commemorate those who have served in the U.S. armed services on Friday July 3, 2015, during the 55th Folsom Pro Rodeo in Folsom. Andrew Seng

While many of us spent the holiday weekend relaxing poolside, county election officials were busy counting ballots before this week’s deadline to submit official tallies to the Secretary of State’s office.

More than 8.4 million ballots had been processed as of late Friday and the state estimated that another 288,000 were still uncounted, with final numbers due to the secretary of state’s office by Friday. While Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the state’s Democratic presidential primary by media outlets – and currently leads Sanders by 387,229 votes in unofficial results – some Bernie Sanders diehards hold out hope he will make surprise gains.

NO BAIL: Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, is getting back to business today, convening a hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color in Oakland. The discussion will focus on the impacts of California's bail system and how the system unfairly punishes the poor. Bonta is mulling over legislation addressing the issue of bail reform, according to his office. The hearing starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Elihu Harris State Building.

MONEY TRAIL: The primary election may be long over, but money is still rolling into ballot measure campaigns and legislative races. Check out the Bee’s Money Trail to get the latest.

Click here to go to The Money Trail.

Anshu Siripurapu: 916-321-1060, @AnshuSiripurapu

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