Late yesterday morning, April Boling sent out an e-mail congratulating Marti Emerald on her 702-vote victory in the District 7 San Diego City Council election. Republican pollster John Nienstedt and local GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric say she should have held off.

“Marti has not won and April has not lost, there are 15,000 votes still to be counted,” Nienstedt said. “It’s premature for April to capitulate.”

And Krvaric, reached this afternoon in Seattle, said he has not given up hope on Boling. “This race is still real close,” he said.

Nienstedt, who runs Competitive Edge Research & Communication, has this calculator that will track the tally of the outstanding votes as they come in.


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