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AM Alert: Primary results give Clinton wider victory than polls predicted

hamezcua@sacbee.com

More than a month after the polls closed, the results of the June 7 election are all but official.

Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office said all 58 California counties had reported 100 percent of ballots counted as of Thursday morning. The agency will certify the results by July 15.

As it stands, 8,548,355 people cast ballots in the presidential primary, or 47.7 percent of the roughly 17.9 million registered voters in the state.

In the Democratic contest, Hillary Clinton edged out Bernie Sanders by 363,579 votes, 53.1 percent to 46 percent. Although the gap narrowed steadily after the initial tally on Election Day, the results give Clinton a much wider margin of victory than predicted before the election. Some polls conducted days before the election said the race was a dead heat or gave Clinton only a slight lead.

In the days and weeks after the election, some races appeared too close to call.

Among those was the 32nd Congressional District, where voters gave troubled Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-Baldwin Park, a chance to take on Democratic incumbent Rep. Grace Napolitano in November. Napolitano walked away with 51.4 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, Hernandez barely beat out Gordon Fisher by 792 votes to land in the top two.

PROFILING: Last year, legislators passed Assembly Bill 953, creating the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board to eliminate racial profiling in law enforcement. Today, the board meets for the first time in Los Angeles, convened by Attorney General Kamala Harris, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be streamed live on the AG’s website.

CELEBRATE: Happy birthday to Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, who turns 60 Sunday.

Taryn Luna: 916-326-5545, @TarynLuna

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