The results are in.
Rick Caruso: You are not the winner.
Following more than a week of counting ballots and tabulating votes, U.S. Rep Karen Bass was finally projected to win the Los Angeles mayor race and become the first Black woman to ever serve in that role.
The Associated Press called the race on Wednesday night with more than 70% of the votes counted as it became apparent that the electoral math wasn’t in the favor of Bass’ billionaire opponent, Caruso.
“Bass had amassed an insurmountable lead of nearly 47,000 votes,” the AP reported. “She had 53.1%, with Caruso notching 46.9%.”
Last week’s election served as a runoff after neither Bass nor Caruso eclipsed the 50% mark during the primary in June.
At the time, Bass said she was confident of her chances in November and accurately predicted, “we are going to win.”
This is a breaking news story that will be updated as additional information becomes available.
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