Morning Briefing: Election 2020: What We Know So Far
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.
Thanks for reading, and stay safe out there.
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:
- L.A. District Attorney: George Gascón v. Jackie Lacey
- Measure J: To Shift 10% of the L.A. County budget to social services
- LA County Board Of Supervisors District 2: Holly Mitchell v. Herb Wesson
- LA City Council District 4: Nithya Raman v. David Ryu
- LA City Council District 10: Mark Ridley-Thomas v. Grace Yoo
- LAUSD District 7: Patricia Castellanos v. Tanya Ortiz Franklin
- LAUSD District 3: Marilyn Koziatek v. Scott Schmerelson
- 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
- Congressional District 25: Mike Garcia v. Christy Smith
- Congressional District 39: Gil Cisneros v. Young Kim
- Congressional District 48: Harley Rouda v. Michelle Steel
President of the U.S.
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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