Rep. Karen Bass has gained ground in the Los Angeles mayor's race, but still trails developer Rick Caruso, the latest election results show.

Results released Friday by Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk shows Caruso with 40.5% and Bass at 38.8% of the ballots counted so far.

Polling officials continue to count votes after Tuesday's primary, an election that featured the first open-seat race for mayor in nearly a decade.

Caruso had 5-point advantage on Wednesday morning, but mail-in ballots show Bass is catching up.

Regardless of the final tally, both are assured of a spot in the November runoff because they topped the field of candidates.

Ballots postmarked by election day will be accepted through next week.

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