(Note: Measure J ended up with 66.11% of the vote.)

Steve Hymon writes: As of late Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Registrar told KCET that there were 792,658 ballots remaining to be counted in Los Angeles County. The remaining ballots are either vote-by-mail ballots or provisional ballots.

Could this tip the scales in terms of Measure J? The answer: It’s possible but unlikely.

Thus far, the yes votes on Measure J are at 64.72 percent. Measure J needs 66.67 percent of the votes to be approved. In order to overcome that nearly two-point deficit, support for Measure would need to run in the 70 to 75 percent range among the remaining ballots.

We spent a lot of time pouring over the numbers Wednesday evening. There are a couple issues:

•About 10 percent of the votes cast thus far in L.A. County didn’t include a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote on Measure J. That means it’s probable that some of the 792,658 of the remaining ballots do not include a Measure J vote one way or the other.

•We took a good look at the city-by-city results for Measure J and there just aren’t that many places in the county where support was running in the 70 to 75 percent range to help overcome the current two-point deficit — and it’s not likely all the remaining votes came from those places.

We have some nice maps on the J results that I’ll be posting shortly.

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