|General election||November 4, 2014|
Yee is running for election to the office of California Controller. Yee secured one of two possible nominations in the primary on June 3, 2014, and will face Republican Ashley Swearengin in the general election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
|California Controller, Blanket Primary, 2014|
|Democratic||Tammy D. Blair||5%||200,532|
|Election Results via California Secretary of State.|
In the June 3 primary, Republican Mayor of Fresno Ashley Swearengin secured the first nomination to advance to the general election, but the race for second place was considered too-close-to-call until July 1, when Democrat Betty Yee was named the winner by less than 500 votes out of over 4 million ballots cast, or one-hundredth of one percent. Any registered California voter can request a recount within five days of the official canvassing deadline, however he or she would have to foot the bill. The high cost of a statewide recount works as an effective deterrent to members of the public who might otherwise be compelled to instigate proceedings, leaving the narrowly defeated candidate to make the call. In a statement released after Yee was declared the victor, third-place finisher and fellow Democrat John Pérez said, "Since this is one of closest statewide elections in the history of California, we have an obligation to review and ensure that every vote cast is accurately counted." Pérez' campaign held a reported $1.8 cash in hand before the primary, short of the $2.7 million estimated cost of a statewide hand recount.
On July 6, Pérez ordered a recount to take place in 15 counties, including the populous Los Angeles County, where he planned to invest $1 million in hope that home turf advantage might sway the vote in his favor. Recount efforts lasted one week before Perez officially conceded the race to Yee.
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- Betty Yee for Comptroller 2014, "Homepage," accessed September 12, 2013
- Sacramento Bee, "Capitol Alert: California controller's race among tightest in U.S. since 2000," July 1, 2014
- John Pérez for Controller 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed July 2, 2014
- CalNewsroom.com, "Controller 2014: Why the cost of a recount favors Betty Yee," June 28, 2014
- The Los Angeles Times, "John Pérez calls for recount in tight race for state controller," July 6, 2014
- The Sacramento Bee, "Perez calls off recount in California Controller race," July 18, 2014