"Now is the time for leaders to lead." Gavin Newsom and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom greet a crowded room in Downtown Los Angeles after he becomes California's newest governor, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

See how every Sacramento neighborhood voted in 2018 general election



Democrat Gavin Newsom drew heavy support Tuesday from Sacramento’s urban core - and reliably liberal Yolo County - while Republican John Cox performed well in Sacramento’s suburbs, according to a Bee review of local election returns. As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, Newsom held a small lead in the Sacramento region, but was a clear winner statewide.

The battle over whether to expand local government authority to enact rent control - Proposition 10 - wasn’t even close. Both in the Sacramento region and statewide, the No side easily carried the day. But there were pockets of support in and around midtown Sacramento, and rent control advocates in the city vowed to press forward with a local measure.

Sacramento’s Measure U drew support from most of the city. But a couple of the city's wealthier areas - East Sacramento and the Pocket - voted against the sales tax increase to fund core services. As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, Measure U appeared likely to pass.

These maps show election results by precinct and community as of 1 a.m. Wednesday. Click the buttons above the maps to switch between contests.

Source: Local election departments

Note: Results as of 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Phillip Reese is The Bee’s data specialist and teaches at Sacramento State: 916-321-1137.