SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee dropped out of the race for Secretary of State, but it seems over 280,000 voters didn’t get the memo.
With all precincts reporting Yee is finished in third place with 287,590 votes or 9.8% of the vote.
It was only a couple of months ago that Yee made international headlines following allegations that the veteran Democrat was linked to organized crime and gun trafficking.
The beleaguered 65-year-old politician formally withdrew from the race back in March after he was formally charged with a number of crimes including bribery and conspiracy to deal and import arms. He faces more than 20 years in prison if convicted.
Yee remained on the ballot despite withdrawing his candidacy because it was too late to remove his name.
The top two candidates in the race, Democratic California state Sen. Alex Padilla and Republican Pete Peterson, will face off in the November election.
Trailing Peterson, Padilla and Yee are: Democrat candidates Derek Cressman and Jeffrey Drobman, Republican Roy Allmond, the Green Party’s David Curtis, and Independent Dan Schnur.
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