Rep. Jerry McNerney declared victory over Republican David Harmer after updated voting results were released in three of the 11th Congressional District's four counties on Wednesday.
"With the vast majority of votes tallied, the results are clear," McNerney campaign manager Doug Greven said in an e-mail. "Congressman McNerney now has an insurmountable lead."
McNerney, D-Pleasanton, expanded his lead over Harmer from 441 votes last Friday to 2,498 on Wednesday, according to unofficial results on the California Secretary of State’s website as of 4:10 p.m.
In the Lodi City Council race, Larry Hansen surpassed John Johnson by 34 votes for the third spot in the Lodi City Council race. Registrar of Voters Austin Erdman said Wednesday he isn't sure how many Lodi votes remain to be counted.
And in the Oak View Union School District, it appears that incumbent Mark Huft and challenger John Vermeltfoort will win seats on the five-member board. Incumbent Carol Pehl was third in the voting, as of Wednesday's update.
The San Joaquin, Contra Costa and Santa Clara county registrars of voters received updated tallies on the 11th Congressional District race on Wednesday, while Alameda County provided an update on Tuesday.
Harmer's campaign didn't return calls late Wednesday afternoon.
San Joaquin County Registrar Austin Erdman said that his staff will probably complete counting absentee ballots — also known as vote by mail — by Friday. There still remains about 8,900 "provisional" ballots countywide to be counted. That will start next week, Erdman said.
Not all the provisional ballots are in the 11th District.
The district includes the entire Lodi area, a large part of San Joaquin County, Brentwood, Pleasanton, Dublin, most of the San Ramon Valley and Morgan Hill.
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News-Sentinel staff writer Maggie Creamer contributed to this report.