Harris, meanwhile, refused to concede last night -- wisely, it turns out. With 92.1% of the vote counted, she leads 46.1 to 45.6 percent, a difference of 34,000 votes.
At the point, it seems likely that the true winner won't be determined until the late absentee and provisional ballots are counted, which could take as long as 10 days. There are likely tens or even hundreds of thousands of such uncounted ballots.
The San Francisco Chronicle called the race for Cooley around 11:45 p.m., then un-called it at 12:15 a.m.
For all the talk of Cooley's strength in L.A. County, Harris has a whopping 54-39 lead in L.A.
The race was expected to be
one of the closest statewide contests. Cooley, the L.A. County District
Attorney, had a 1-point edge over Harris in the last Field Poll.