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Manhattan Beach Vote Count Updates Posted

Nov 10, 2022 05:05PM ● By Mb News Staff
After being told to be patient and wait for a new batch of vote count results on Friday, Manhattan Beach voters are benefiting from a decision by LA County to issue some new counts early, just minutes ago here on Thursday. 

The new count adds only 672 total votes to the count on both sides of Measure MB. City council and school board candidates all benefited from modest additions to their totals. 

Nothing in the new count appears to change the dynamics of any race.

Incumbent council member Suzanne Hadley now trails second-place finisher David Lesser by more votes than in the first count. After the overnight count on Election Night, Hadley had trailed by 653 votes, but she is now behind by 822 votes. 

In the school board race, where two blocs of three aligned candidates were running, the gap between third place and fourth place is wide: 1,257 votes separate third-place finisher Wysh Weinstein from fourth-place finisher Christy Barnes.

VOTE TOTALS AS OF 4:23PM, 11/10/22

Here are the latest updated counts of Manhattan Beach votes for City Council and school board, from the L.A. County Registrar/Recorder 

According to LA County elections officials, these results should now include vote-by-mail ballots "cast through Election Day." Previous counts included vote-by-mail ballots returned before Election Day, and all ballots cast at a Vote Center, through Election Day. 

These totals may not include all Vote By Mail ballots received on Election Day, Vote By Mail ballots that may arrive over up until 7 days after the election, Conditional Voter Registration Ballots, or Provisional Ballots.

Manhattan Beach City Council (2 seats)

Amy Howorth      4,352  (23.13%)   (+322 from 11/9 count)
David Lesser       4,301  (22.86%)   (+332)    
Suzanne Hadley  3,479  (18.49%)   (+163)
Frank Chiella       2,265  (12.04%)    (+121)
Rita Crabtree-Kempe   1,980  (10.56%)     (+121) 
Mark Burton        1,908  (10.12%)     (+126)
Stewart Fournier    531  (2.78%)     (+ 41)


Manhattan Beach Unified School District Trustees (3 seats)

Jen Fenton            5,327  (20.72%)     (+377 from 11/9 count)
Tina Shivpuri         5,091   (19.81%)   (+378) 
Wysh Weinstein    4,797  (18.66%)   (+354) 
Christy Barnes      3,540  (13.77%)   (+186)
John Uriostegui    3,487  (13.57%)     (+176)
Mike Welsh           3,462  (13.47%)    (+176)


Measure MB (Allow Retail Cannabis Shops)

Yes                      2,285 (22%)   (+158) 

No                       8,158 (78%)   (+514) 

Measure V (Keep Existing Bans on Retail Cannabis)

Yes                      7,006 (68%)   (+451) 

No                       3,324 (32%)   (+212) 

See more details about vote count schedules and historical turnout in "Manhattan Beach Voters Expect Friday Update."

For more on the defeat of cannabis retail shops, see "Election 2022: Manhattan Beach Nixes Pot Shops."

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