US House District 25: What We Know So Far
These results will be updated periodically. Keep in mind that even after all precincts have been counted, there will still be ballots to count. In some cases, it could be weeks before the official outcome is clear.
ABOUT THIS RACE
A dozen people are battling it out in a Special Election for the 25th Congressional District seat, which was left vacant last November after the resignation of freshman Representative Katie Hill.
The special election serves to fill the remainder of Hill's term. In addition, voters are also casting ballots in the regular primary, which will determine the top two candidates who will compete in the November election for the two-year term starting in 2021.
The seat is among traditionally GOP seats that turned blue during the 2018 midterms. It stretches across parts of Northern Los Angeles County into Ventura County.
Hill was a rising star among Democrats in Congress when conservative websites published intimate photos of her without her consent. She faced a House ethics investigation into allegations of an affair with a congressional staffer, which Hill denied.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
As our politics reporter Libby Denkmann puts it:
The demographics here grow younger and more diverse, Democratic activists see the district as safely in the blue column. But Republicans are out to prove them wrong.
YOU SHOULD KNOW
If no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote in the special election, the top two vote-getters — regardless of party affiliation — will advance to a May 12th runoff to fill the remainder of Hill’s term through 2020.
Voters will also choose the two candidates in the regular primary who will face each other in the general election in November.