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Morning Briefing: Election 2020: What We Know So Far

Early morning fog at the Forum vote center in Inglewood on Election Day 2020. (Sharon McNary/LAist)
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Good morning, L.A.

Yesterday was nothing short of historic, with record-shattering numbers of votes being tallied from people who filled out mail-in ballots or went to a voting center in person. In L.A., many were surprised by how smooth their experience at the polls was: “It was extremely important … and it was the easiest, quickest process,” said first-time voter Diana Potikyan, who cast her ballot at Impressions Banquet Hall in downtown Glendale.

Votes are still being counted for L.A.’s most-watched elections, including the races for District Attorney between Jackie Lacey and George Gascón, for Katie Hill’s former Congressional seat, and for L.A. City Council’s District 4 seat between Nithya Raman and David Ryu. At the national level, the race for President of the United States remains undecided.

It will likely be a while before all the votes are tallied, but below are preliminary results that we’ll keep updating throughout the days to come.

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Thanks for reading, and stay safe out there.

Jessica P. Ogilvie

And The Count Goes On ...

It’s official: Southern California shattered voting records this year (although getting final results may take some extra time). Voters turned out first thing yesterday morning, from Inglewood to South Pasadena to Norwalk. Here’s why. And here’s what we know so far about local, state and national results:

In L.A.

Statewide Propositions

  • Prop 15: The Property Tax 'Split Roll' Initiative
  • Prop 16: To Bring Back Affirmative Action
  • Prop 20: To Toughen Some Criminal Penalties
  • Prop 22: To Make App-Based Drivers Contractors
  • Prop 25: To End Cash Bail

U.S. Congress

President of the U.S.

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Stay tuned throughout the day (and possibly week) as we keep these results updated, along with expert analysis about how they’ll affect day-to-day life. And if you just want to shut your brain off for a while? We’ve got you covered for that, too.

Photo of the Day

Signs appear in many languages at the entrance to the Elysian Masonic Temple vote center in Los Feliz.

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This post was updated at 6 a.m. on Nov. 4 to reflect the latst polling results.


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