Update June 19: Constitutional lawyer Gary Kreep retains a thin margin of a lead ahead of Deputy District Attorney Garland Peed for a spot on the Superior Court bench in the latest count of absentee and provisional ballots by San Diego County Registrar of Voters.
Kreep is executive director of the , a conservative political group based in Ramona. The U.S. Supreme Court on June 11 denied his request for a hearing of a case over the eligibility of President Obama to hold office. Kreep brought the case of behalf of some candidates in the 2008 presidential election who claimed they were injured because they were beaten in the race by a man they say was not eligible to hold the presidential office.
The registrar's office still has 1,000 absentee and provisional ballots to count from the June 5 primary election, as of June 19.
The last release of unofficial results on June 19 listed Kreep with 50.19 percent of the vote, to Peed's 49.81 percent. Updates are released daily at approximately 5 p.m.
Both Kreep and Peed received more than 197,000 votes -- among the most of any candidates in the county.
--City News Service contributed to this report.