Robert Lee Ahn and Jimmy Gomez during a candidates’ forum at Occidental College.
Citing an announcement by Los Angeles County Registrar-Record/County Clerk Dean C. Logan that an estimated 10,460 ballots have yet to be counted, along with irregularities in the April primary and in the general election vote, the Robert Lee Ahn campaign committee urged the registrar’s office to ensure every ballot cast is preserved and every vote counted.
In a runoff between two Democrats in the 34th Congressional District, Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez finished ahead of Ahn, a public interest attorney, in the June 6 election, 25,568 to 17,610 votes or 59.22 percent to 40.78 percent. At the time, Ahn called Gomez to concede.
The two were the top vote-getters among 24 candidates in the primary to succeed Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles), who is now California’s attorney general.