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This week, millions of Californians turned out to exercise their right to vote. Some results are already set in stone, but as has become the norm, many of the important races throughout California and the nation are too close to call – and may remain so for weeks.

Below is a quick recap of the known results at this point and the big questions that linger.


Statewide Offices

Democrats continue to dominate California’s top statewide offices. Gov. Gavin Newsom sailed to an easy victory over Sen. Brian Dahle in his reelection bid. The six other Democrats running for statewide office also lead in their races. The state controller race, which some saw as the best opportunity for a Republican to win statewide office since 2006, remains too close to officially call, but Democrat Malia Cohen holds a commanding lead.


Proposition Roundup


California Legislature

Many of the most contested races in the California State Assembly and Senate remain too close to call. Sacramento’s Assembly District 7 remains a tossup with incumbent Assemblyman Ken Cooley holding a very narrow lead over Republican Josh Hoover. Meanwhile, Angelique Ashby maintains a lead over Dave Jones in the D-on-D race for Senate District 8. Democrats are poised to retain their supermajority in both houses of the Legislature.


National Races

Republicans are well positioned to take over the House of Representatives, but there’s no evidence of the overwhelming “red wave” predicted by some analysts. A large number of contested races too close to call as of now could help shape that narrative in the coming days. Many California races could change the tide.

Three states remain in play in the Senate – Arizona, Nevada and Georgia. Arizona is currently leaning Democrat with 68 percent of the vote accounted for. The key races in Nevada and Georgia will decide the fate of the Senate. With neither candidate earning over 50 percent of the vote, Georgia’s senate race is heading to a runoff election.


Team LPA will continue to monitor election results as they are tabulated. To keep up to date on the most current statewide results, visit the California Secretary of State’s results website.


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