The San Mateo County Journal is reporting that though there are still over 20,000 votes to count the race for the third seat on the Harbor District Board of Commissioners seems to have been won by Robert Bernardo, an starting outcome since on election night Tucker had the most vote and was presumed the winner. Many of those missing votes will be reported on today at 4:30 pm with the remainder due to be posted by the County next Tuesday.
Tucker seems to agree with the San Mateo County Journal’s assessment of the likely outcome. Bernardo is less certain.
From the Journal’s article:
Tucker:“Honestly, it’s OK. Now it’s time to move on to something else. [I] did [my] 16 years, [I] did 12 years with Daly City [Council]. If I put a positive spin on it, I’ve done my public service, now it’s time for the next group to come in,” Tucker said.
Bernardo: “I’m at a loss for words because in all my years in being involved in politics, I’ve never seen anything like this before. This is they type of stuff you read about,” Bernardo said. “I’m not making an assumption that we’re going to win, I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I do want to just thank my family and supporters.”
Speaking with Montara Fog, Bernardo seemed as surprised as anyone and vowed that should the final numbers go against him he would not ask for a recall. “I do not plan to ask for a recount because I don’t think it’s necessary. Plus, I don’t want to waste the county workers’ time on counting and recounting ballots. I fully intend to respect whatever the final vote tally will be.”