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In LAUSD board race, McKenna extends his victory over Johnson

LA School Report | June 24, 2014

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George McKenna

George McKenna

George McKenna‘s victory in the June 3 school board race has inched up since the initial election ballots were counted, new results show.

According to the latest update from the LA County clerk’s office, released yesterday, McKenna finished with 19,802 votes — 4,360 more than the unofficial results that were announced hours after the polls closed.

The new totals gave him 44.6 percent of the vote, compared with the 44.3 percent he had election night. The second-place finisher, Alex Johnson, also added votes, 2,177, giving him 10,882, but his overall percentage fell, to 24.5 from 24.7.

McKenna, 74, and Johnson, 33, are now facing each other in an Aug. 12 runoff for the right to represent District 1 on the board. The seat has been vacant since Marguerite LaMotte died last year.

The final order of finish changed only in that Omarosa Manigault, who finished sixth among seven contenders election night, jumped over Rachel Johnson to finish fifth.

With more than 8,500 votes added to the earlier tally, voter turnout rose to 13 percent from 10 percent.

The county said it will certify the results on July 1.

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