Bass pulled ahead of Caruso as late and mail-in ballots were counted throughout the week since Election Day. As of this writing, with 76 percent reporting, Bass holds a seven-point lead over Caruso — 53.1 to 46.9 percent. She is on track to become the city’s first female mayor.
“This is a historic moment and a win for all Angelenos. Mayor-elect Bass has been a personal friend for decades, and her leadership has been a constant source of inspiration and guidance during my years in office,” outgoing Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement. “What Karen brings to this moment is unparalleled energy and experience, both legislative and lived, from which she will drive the city’s next chapter.
“I know that she will lead this city with grace and compassion, and that she’ll lean on her skills as a natural consensus-builder, deep ties to our neighborhoods and community leaders, and her unwavering commitment to equity and justice that has defined her as one of America’s great visionaries and leaders,” he added.
By “unwavering commitment to equity and justice,” Garcetti means Bass is a radical leftist who will divide Los Angeles through identity politics, all while not accomplishing anything of real value to Angelenos.