District 25: The Race For Katie Hill's Former Seat Is Still Too Close To Call

Updated Nov 20, 2020 5:00 PM |
Published Nov 3, 2020


Votes %
Mike Garcia 169,060 50.06%
Christy Smith 168,660 49.94%

* These results will be continually updated. Last updated on Friday, Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m. At the time of publication, Garcia is ahead by 400 votes.


WHAT'S AT STAKE

Democrats want to show their 2018 "blue wave" victory marked a permanent leftward shift in this congressional district -- but Republicans are out to prove them wrong.

The 25th District was one of the last remaining Los Angeles County GOP strongholds until Democrat Katie Hill flipped the district in 2018, defeating incumbent Congressman Steve Knight. Hill resigned last year, facing an ethics probe and nude photos released online without her consent, and Republican Mike Garcia won the May 12 special election to serve the final seven months of her term. That victory set up a rematch in the general election with Democratic State Assemblywoman Christy Smith.

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WHO'S RUNNING

Mike Garcia, the incumbent Republican congressman, former Raytheon executive, and Navy fighter pilot (campaign website).

Christy Smith, a Democratic Assemblywoman, former Newhall School District board member, and policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Education (campaign website).

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The 25th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

The 25th Congressional District spans parts of north Los Angeles County and eastern Ventura County, including Simi Valley, Porter Ranch, Santa Clarita, and the Antelope Valley cities of Palmdale and Lancaster.

The electorate is predominantly white, with a growing number of registered voters who identify as Latino.

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A Note On The Results

YOUR BALLOT

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If your mail-in ballot is rejected for any reason (like a missing or mismatched signature), your county registrar must contact you to give you a chance to fix it. In Los Angeles County, the registrar will send you a notification by mail and you have until Nov. 28 to reply and "cure" your ballot.

HOW WE ARE COVERING THIS ELECTION

The unprecedented number of early voters and mail-in ballots this election means it's going to take more time to get votes counted. Our priority will be sharing outcomes and election calls only when they have been thoroughly checked and vetted. To that end, we will rely on NPR and The Associated Press for race calls. We will not report the calls or projections of other news outlets. You can find more on NPR and The AP's process for counting votes and calling races here, here and here.

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