Looks like even though Issa declared victory, he might not actually have it!
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, leads Democratic challenger Doug Applegate by 4,524 votes, or just over 2.4 percentage points.
While Issa declared victory earlier this week, Applegate is not yet conceding.
The larger portion of the district is in San Diego County, where Applegate is ahead. Roughly 500,000 votes have not been counted from San Diego County.
There are more than 400,000 votes still to be counted in Orange County, where Issa is leading.
It’s not clear how many of those votes come from within the 49th District[.]
The count’s going to stretch out for a while. If it goes like that one close one in nearby 52nd District a couple of years ago, this might take a couple weeks.