The Humboldt County Elections Office issued its second post-election report this afternoon, adding about 10,000 ballots to the ongoing tally and pushing Second District supervisor challenger Michelle Bushnell into a narrow lead over two-term incumbent Estelle Fennell.
With 10,016 votes cast in the Second District race, Bushnell now leads by 34 votes, with an estimated 7,000 ballots yet to be counted countywide.
Down in Ferndale, former Mayor Don Hindley continues to hold a narrow lead — 20 votes — over challenger Robin Smith, with 768 ballots cast in the race.
See the full report copied below. Humboldt County Registrar of Voters Kelly Sanders has indicated her office will update results every Friday until all ballots are counted.
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