Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, was celebrating Wednesday an unexpectedly lopsided victory in her race against Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson to replace termed-out Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in the county’s 2nd District.

Results from Tuesday night’s election showed Mitchell with a surprisingly wide margin, pulling in nearly 61% of the vote, collecting roughly 100,000 more votes than Wesson.

Although initial vote-counting from the election wrapped up early Wednesday morning, there were still an unknown number of ballots remaining to be counted. But they were unlikely to erase a 100,000-vote deficit for Wesson.

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