Update November 22, 2020: Joel Anderson now leads by 284 votes over Steve Vaus, with 7,500 ballots left to be tallied countywide. In Santee, Dustin Trotter is ahead by just seven votes over Samantha Hurst.
By Miriam Raftery
November 11, 2020 (San Diego’s East County) – With 33,000 votes countywide remaining to be tallied, but far fewer ballots left in individual races, the latest update from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters shows several major contests in East County are still too close to call.
In the important race to fill retiring Supervisor Dianne Jacob’ district 2 seat, former State Senator Joel Anderson has taken a scant seven-vote lead over Poway Mayor Steve Vaus.
Santee’s City Council race to fill an open seat, meanwhile, has Samantha “Samm” Hurst retaking the lead over Dustin Trotter by just two votes after being tied just one day earlier.