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Morning Briefing: Proposition Results And Undecided Local Races

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Good morning, L.A.

Election results continue to come in for L.A. and California. So far, we know that of 12 statewide Propositions, five have failed and three have passed. The races for L.A.’s District Attorney, open City Council seats and one Board of Supervisors seat have not been called yet, nor has the race for President of the United States.

Based on the results so far, and how some key races are trending, Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State Los Angeles, believes that L.A. – not San Francisco – is now at the heart of California’s most progressive politics.

"L.A. County is now to the left of the rest of the state,” Sonenshein told KPCC's AirTalk, “and that is such a sea change in the history of California, that it's hard not to notice it."

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Keep reading for more details on local, state and national elections, as well as ongoing tallies – and stay safe out there.

Jessica P. Ogilvie


And The Count Goes On …

Here are the election tallies and results so far, as of early Wednesday evening:

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In L.A. (all UNDECIDED)

Statewide Propositions

  • Prop 15 The property tax “Split Roll” initiative: UNDECIDED
  • Prop 16 To bring back affirmative action: FAILED
  • Prop 17 To allow parolees to vote: PASSED
  • Prop 20 To toughen some criminal penalties: FAILED
  • Prop 21 To give cities more power to enact rent control: FAILED
  • Prop 22 To have app-based drivers treated as contractors: PASSED
  • Prop 23 New requirements for dialysis clinics: FAILED
  • Prop 24 To strengthen online privacy protections: PASSED
  • Prop 25 To end cash bail: FAILED

U.S. Congress (all UNDECIDED)

President of the U.S.


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Election Analysis And More

Election Analysis: L.A. County is now the heart of progressive politics. What role did Latina/o voters play in key local elections? Here’s why the LAUSD School Board elections are so important.

Election Experiences: These Santa Clarita teenagers volunteered as election workers, even though they’re not old enough to vote. Activists cried foul after an Orange County campaign invited Vietnamese voters to drop off their ballots and/or get help filling them in.

Coronavirus Updates: Since October, California’s COVID-19 test positivity rate has ticked up to 3.3%. Dr. Mark Ghaly, California's Health and Human Services Secretary, today called the increase slow and steady, compared with the huge case surge in the Midwest.

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