Newsom and Cox will face off for California governor
As most election results in California and the Sacramento area are nearly finalized, most races appear to be decided. However, there are some that remain too close to call.
▪ HOPE STILL ALIVE: Sacramento County election officials said Wednesday they still have 220,000 ballots to count from Tuesday's election. If the outstanding ballots are valid, voter turnout would reach nearly 47 percent — the county's highest level in 20 years for a non-presidential primary.
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▪ WILL VOTES COUNT? Libraries have served as polling places in the past. With some closed, people slid their ballots through the narrow opening between locked doors. Will those votes be counted?
▪ WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING: Well after polls closed Tuesday at 8 p.m., plenty of action took place. Here's a quick look at some of it.
Here are some updates on the races:
▪ GOVERNOR: Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox will face off in November in the race to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown.
▪ U.S. SENATE: Dianne Feinstein easily advanced to a Nov. 6 runoff election in her bid for a fifth term. She will face fellow Democrat Kevin de León, the former leader of the state Senate.
▪ SHERIFF: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones appeared poised to win reelection, capturing nearly 54 percent of the vote. This would be his third term.
▪ DISTRICT ATTORNEY: Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert declared victory over her challenger. She led by nearly a 2-to-1 margin, according to the initial returns posted by the Sacramento County Elections Office.
▪ CITY COUNCIL: Incumbents Angelique Ashby and Rick Jennings had commanding leads in the Sacramento City Council races. Another incumbent, Jay Schenirer, had a sizable lead in what was expected to be a competitive race.
▪ MORE TIME IN LOS ANGELES?: Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign called on County Registrar Dean Logan to keep voting centers open through Friday after a printing error left more than 118,000 names off the list at 1,530 precincts.
Check out a live, statewide map below.