Your Friday Election Results Update, Featuring More Los Angeles County Ballots Counted
* These results will be continually updated as votes are counted. Last updated on Friday, November 13 at 5:15 PM.
As election officials continue counting ballots, Los Angeles County turnout is nearing 4.3 million, or 75% of registered voters, according to an update released Friday afternoon by the County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office.
That will continue to edge upward as more provisional and conditional registration ballots are counted. The Registrar-Recorder’s office reported at least 98,440 ballots still need to be counted, including tens of thousands of vote-by-mail ballots that arrived after Election Day and 'conditional registrations' -- people who walked into a vote center to register and cast a ballot on the same day. Their registration information must be verified before the votes are counted.
The latest count puts a razor-thin margin in the 25th Congressional District even narrower: Republican Congressman Mike Garcia’s lead shrunk from 219 to 104 votes. Ballots from Los Angeles County have been slightly favoring Democrat Christy Smith, while Garcia is winning the Ventura County portion of the district. Smith is hoping for a different result from the May special election, when Garcia claimed victory to fill the last few months of former Rep. Katie Hill’s term.
On Friday evening, the Associated Press declared a winner in the 39th District, which includes parts of Orange, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties: Republican Young Kim narrowly defeated incumbent Democratic Congressman Gil Cisneros.
Meanwhile, turnout statewide could be between 17 million and 17.5 million, around 79% of California’s registered voters.
We won’t be able to nail down the official turnout until county elections officials certify the votes in their jurisdictions, which must happen within 31 days of the election. The Secretary of State will certify statewide election results by Dec. 11.
Vote-by-mail ballots postmarked on or before Nov. 3 can still arrive and be counted by county registrars through Nov. 20.
RESULTS WE ARE FOLLOWING CLOSELY
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- Measure J Appears To Pass As Part Of LA County's Criminal Justice Reform Wave
- LA County Board Of Supervisors District 2: Mitchell Wins
- LA City Council District 4: Nithya Raman Wins
- LA City Council District 10: Former Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Claims Victory
- LAUSD District 3: Schmerelson Wins Over Challenger Marilyn Koziatek
- LAUSD District 7: Ortiz Franklin Wins, After Castellanos Concedes
- Congressional District 25: What We Know So Far In The Race For Katie Hill's Former Seat
- Congressional District 39: Young Kim Wins, Flipping The SoCal Seat Back To Republicans
- Congressional District 48: Steel Defeats Rouda, Reclaiming District For Republicans
- Prop 14: Stem Cell Research Funding
- Prop 15 Fails: Voters Reject Property Tax 'Split Roll' Initiative
- Prop 16 Fails: California's Affirmative Action Ban Stands
- Prop 17 Passes: Parolees Will Be Able To Vote In California
- Prop 18 Fails: 17-year-olds Won't Vote In Primaries
- Prop 19: Property Tax Transfers And Inheritances
- Prop 20 Fails: Voters Reject Effort To Roll Back Criminal Justice Reforms
- Prop 21 Fails: Voters Turn Back Effort To Expand Rent Control
- Prop 25 Fails: California Voters Reject Initiative To Replace Cash Bail System