Undersheriff Don Barnes remains vulnerable to a run-off as ballot counting continues

By Tony Saavedra

After three days of ballot counting, Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes remained in danger of facing a run-off in the November election against second-place finisher Duke Nguyen.

Barnes took a slight dip, slipping from 50.7 percent of the vote to 50.6 percent with workers expected to continue counting into the weekend. Barnes needs more than 50 percent to win the office outright. Nguyen, a public integrity investigator at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, remained at 30 percent. Retired sheriff’s sergeant and Aliso Viejo mayor Dave Harrington remained at 19.3 percent.

Hand-picked to succeed outgoing Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Barnes for months [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register Sports

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