Even as his opponent prepares to be sworn into office Monday, Michael Allen reiterated that he won't concede the race for the 10th Assembly District seat until every last vote is counted.
That could happen by Friday, when an estimated 15,000 provisional and absentee ballots in Sonoma County finally are tallied and the results of the Nov. 7 election are certified, according to county elections chief Janice Atkinson.
Odds are the outstanding ballots won't alter the outcome of the race. At last count, San Rafael City Councilman Marc Levine held a slim but statistically significant lead over Allen of 3,468 votes.
"I have just decided to accept the outcome of the final vote count and then move forward," Allen said Tuesday.
Anticipating the outcome, Allen's staffers are circulating their resumes and applying for new jobs.