Hogan-Rowles advocates a run-off election

imageWhile incumbent Bernard Parks celebrated his supposed victory early Wednesday morning, opponent Forescee Hogan-Rowles said emphatically, “It’s not over.”

Parks garnered 50.89 percent of the vote to Hogan-Rowles’s 43.99 percent. But with 1,800 to 3,000 ballots yet to be counted in Los Angeles City Council District 8, Hogan-Rowles still believes in the possibility of a run-off election.

“While the results of the election are inconclusive as of tonight, I’m proud that we’ve got Bernard Parks on the ropes,” said Hogan-Rowles in a statement Wednesday. “And he’s desperately swinging and missing.

“Given the trends we saw as the results came in tonight, we are in a position to force a runoff.”

Parks’ press secretary Dennis Gleason told Neon Tommy that while the Parks respects Hogan-Rowles’ desire to see all the votes counted, the results of the election will most likely stay the same.

“Based on our number-crunching last night, she would have to get somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 percent of the remaining ballots,” Gleason said.

Hogan-Rowles expects the final ballot count will come out late Wednesday.

Stay tuned for updates on Intersections South LA.

Intersections South LA was at election parties across South Los Angeles as the drama unfolded Tuesday night. Watch our slideshows and videos from the events:

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  1. Parks campaign apparently can’t do math.

    With Parks only having a 279 vote advantage over his two challengers, the two challengers collectively would need somewhere between 54-58% of the absentee and provisional ballots, not 70%, to get into a runoff.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Is that an Annenberg camera I see in the background? smile

  3. Last count of the ballots was that he had over a 1000 vote lead, if there are 1800 ballots left she would need about a 75-80% of those ballots to go to her in order to get a runoff and the trend was Hogan-Rowles not getting above 45%

  4. Rosetta Birt Broomfield says:

    Thank you for your report. I am very interested in this election. Your publication has provided the best account of this close 8th district race that I’ve seen. Fight on!

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