Election results released Thursday in the closely contested San Diego County supervisor race showed incumbent Bill Horn continuing to pull away from Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood.

Horn, who led by around 1,500 votes as of Wednesday night, has widened his lead to more than 2,400 votes out of around 68,000 ballots cast, according to the county Registrar of Voters Office.

San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn. Official photo

Around 98,000 absentee and provisional ballots were still left to be tallied countywide after Tuesday night. That total has now been whittled to 71,000.

If Supervisor Horn maintains his lead, he would serve a sixth term. The district includes the Highway 78 corridor of Oceanside, Vista and San Marcos, as well as more rural North County communities.

The new ballot counting, though it had an effect on the supervisor race, did not significantly alter the margins in any other of the major races in California June primary.

– City News Service

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