The Riverside County Registrar of Voters just posted another update of election results, and it appears Palm Desert Mayor Pro Tem Bill Kroonen has widened his lead slightly.
Kroonen now has a 47-vote advantage over challenger Susan Marie Weber. But roughly 1,300 provisional ballots remain uncounted in the valley’s closest race, according to Registrar Kari Verjil.
In Cathedral City, mayoral challenger Chip Yarborough’s lead over incumbent Kathy De Rosa has narrowed from 201 votes to 180 votes.
And in the 36th Congressional contest, Democrat Raul Ruiz widened his lead to 7,827 votes. Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack has already conceded the race.
Another 60,000 provisional ballots and 9,000 damaged ballots remain uncounted countywide. The next update will be released Friday evening.
The updated results for key desert races are here:
Palm Desert council: (top three win)
Mayor Bob Spiegel: 8,394 votes or 22.43 percent
Van Tanner: 7,799 votes or 20.84 percent
Kroonen: 5,950 votes or 15.90 percent
Weber: 5,903 votes or 15.77 percent
Aurora Wilson: 5,583 votes or 14.92 percent
Ron Moers: 2,352 votes or 6.28 percent
Terry Wood: 1,450 votes or 3.87 percent
DeRosa: 5,233 votes or 45.75 percent
John David Kauffman: 792 votes or 6.92 percent
Yarborough: 5,413 votes or 47.32 percent
Ruiz: 100,732 votes or 52.02 percent
Bono Mack: 92,905 or 47.98 percent