RELEASE: Gil Cisneros Officially Takes Lead for First Time Over Young Kim

Cisneros surges ahead by 941 votes in one of the closest congressional races across the nation

Fullerton, Calif. –Today, the Orange County and San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters updated their ballot counts revealing that Gil Cisneros received a net gain of 1,063 votes, surpassing opponent Young Kim for the first time. Since November 6th, Cisneros’ ballot count has steadily increased with each passing day. This follows several updates from the San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles County Registrars of Voters, which have continuously reported Cisneros having a larger net gain than Kim. Cisneros has overcome a deficit of nearly 4,000 votes from the initial post-election night results and is now ahead by 941 votes. The 39th District is one of the closest congressional races in the country.

Gil Cisneros released the following statement:

“We left nothing on the table during this election. We fought as hard as we could every single day, and I am so proud of my team and so thankful to all of our volunteers. The people of this district know that climate change is real, that people with pre-existing conditions should be able to afford health insurance, and that our President should be offering assistance to California’s fire victims.

“Our campaign has been optimistic since election night, and we have fought to ensure that every person’s vote is counted. The Registrars have also confirmed that any allegations of fraud are unequivocally false and without merit. But we are not taking anything for granted. I appreciate everyone’s support during this process, and we will continue to watch vigilantly until the race is officially called.”