BAKERSFIELD - Democrat Leticia Perez conceded the 16th District State Senate race to Republican Andy Vidak late Wednesday afternoon. But, despite her concession, there are still thousands of votes left to be counted.
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting statewide, Perez has 46 percent of the vote. Vidak has 54 percent.
There are 9,229 ballots that still need to be counted in the four counties that make up the 16th District.
In Kern County, elections officials say there are 2,344 provisional and absentee ballots left to count.
In Fresno County, 5,700 ballots.
In Tulare County, approximately 1,000 ballots.
In Kings County, 185 ballots.
The four counties should have all the ballots counted by Friday.