Karleskint leading Short in Council race
Initial election night results Tuesday showed Mayor Spencer Short losing to challenger Dan Karleskint by 378 votes in the Lincoln City Council race, according to numbers obtained from the Placer County Elections Office.
The initial results, released at 8:16 p.m., were based on one of 27 precincts reporting and 58,000 mail-in ballots counted out of approximately 90,000 received. Mail-in ballots account for about 70 percent of the vote in Placer County, according to the county public information office.
Early results showed Councilman Paul Joiner leading all candidates for the Lincoln City Council with 5,718 votes or 24.61 percent of the vote. Councilman Peter Gilbert had the second most votes, with 4,632 or 19.93 percent of the vote. Karleskint had 4,116 votes (17.71 percent) to Short’s 3738 (16.09 percent).
Challengers Holly Woods-Andreatta and Brandy Waters trailed with 2,919 votes (12.56 percent) and 2020 (8.69 percent) votes respectively.
Voter registration in Placer County increased by 22,000, since the June primary election, to 226,454, according to Placer County’s public information office.