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Riverside County final election results to be posted Monday

By Tom Tucker, CBS Local 2 Morning Anchor, thomas.tucker@cbslocal2.com
Published On: Nov 22 2012 10:08:33 AM CST
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

Riverside County's final election results will be  posted Monday, nearly three weeks after Election Day, the county Registrar of  Voters announced Wednesday.
      Democratic emergency room doctor Raul Ruiz kept his lead over Rep. Mary  Bono Mack in the race for the redrawn 36th Congressional District seat. Ruiz  had 52.9 percent of the votes over Bono Mack's 47.1 percent, according to  updated totals released today by the Registrar of Voters.
      Ruiz had gradually been widening his lead as votes were counted -- he  now has more than 12,000 votes more than Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs. Bono Mack  conceded on Nov. 9, signaling the end of her 14 years in public office.
      The county still has to process provisional 5,000 ballots, and final  certified results will be posted at 6 p.m. Monday.
      "Those ballots require even more extensive research than other  provisional ballots because they involve voters who went to an incorrect  polling place or whose address changed," a statement on the registrar of  voters' website said. "Work on these ballots will continue over the weekend."