With around 1,000 ballots yet to be counted in the marathon District 7 race, either Norman Yee or F.X. Crowley could still prevail. But it's nicer to be winning than losing, and this afternoon's tally places Yee 109 votes ahead. That's a relatively large leap from yesterday's 33-vote bulge in favor of Yee.
"Each day I am feeling better," says Yee. "I am guarded. This thing has swung back and forth and it could swing back. But it's better to be 109 ahead than 331 behind."
Yee has experienced both of those situations. He's happier now.
Crowley, meanwhile, isn't ready to make a concession speech.
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"As long as they're counting, I'm still in the game," he says. "Democracy is messy. But to get it right means waiting until the end."
Department of Elections officials believe they may have all of the D7 votes counted later this week. They hope to certify the results of the Nov. 6 election by next week.