Tensions rising in AG race count

As the counting of votes in the attorney general race rolls into its second week, the rhetoric level is climbing. Jane Barnett, chairman of the L.A. County Republican Party, sent out an email calling for volunteers to show up at the registrar's office to monitor election workers so they wouldn't let invalid ballots be counted. The Kamala Harris campaign sent out email saying that Steve Cooley's campaign was "lobbing baseless accusations against the Harris campaign and county registrar staff, while continuing its covert strategy of attempting to disenfranchise voters in the critical county of Los Angeles." Down at the Registrar-Recorder's office in Norwalk, the LA Weekly's Gene Maddaus found squads of cops from the Professional Peace Officers Association watching the count for Cooley and volunteers from the SEIU doing the same duty for Harris.

Earlier Monday: Harris extends AG lead to 31,483 votes

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