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Republican Mike Garcia holds double-digit lead in California special election

Republican Mike Garcia holds double-digit lead in California special election

With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Garcia led Democratic state Assemblywoman Christy Smith, 56 percent to 44 percent, but The Associated Press had not declared a winner. The special election for the remainder of former Democratic Rep Katie Hill's term in the Southern California district outside Los Angeles was conducted predominantly by mail, and ballots postmarked Tuesday but received by Friday will be counted.

Garcia leads, but no winner in CA-25

Republican Mike Garcia leads Democrat Christy Smith in the CA-25 special election runoff, but no winner had been declared after counting paused early Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, Tom Tiffany will be the next member of Congress from Wisconsin, and there will be a 2018 rematch in NE-02.

Newsom May Reopen Schools Early to Counter Lost Learning

Newsom May Reopen Schools Early to Counter Lost Learning

California Governor Gavin Newsom said Tuesday the state is mulling ways to make up for lost time and may reopen schools as early as July, even as the nation marks a grim milestone with 1 million known coronavirus cases.

What you need to know about the Ethnic Studies Bill, AB 1460

What you need to know about the Ethnic Studies Bill, AB 1460

Discussions on AB 1460 have been temporarily halted by the Sacramento State Faculty Senate due to the impact of COVID-19 on campus. The State Hornet put together an FAQ on what students need to know about the bill when deliberations move forward.

Long lines, frustration push new LA voting system’s debut deep into the night

Long lines, frustration push new LA voting system’s debut deep into the night

In an election marred by long lines, hours-long waits and frustratingly few answers from officials, hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles County voters cast their ballots on Super Tuesday during the first high-pressure run of the county’s mammoth voting overhaul.

Los Angeles County’s bold effort to improve voting leads to malfunctioning equipment, long lines and angry voters

Los Angeles County’s bold effort to improve voting leads to malfunctioning equipment, long lines and angry voters

A new voting system in Los Angeles County faced its first big test on Super Tuesday, the culmination of a decade of work on what was envisioned as a model for the nation. But technical glitches caused hours-long lines across the county — the largest in the country with more than 5 million registered voters — and harsh criticism from candidates, voters and political parties.

Local Dems Concerned Too Few Voters Know About LA County’s Election Changes

Local Dems Concerned Too Few Voters Know About LA County’s Election Changes

This election, L.A. County has opened almost 1,000 “vote centers,” which are replacing traditional polling places. Voters can cast their ballot at any one of these centers, not just the location closest to their home. And many of these locations are already open; there’s no need to wait until Election Day.

LA County Democrats Want You to Understand New Voting System

LA County Democrats Want You to Understand New Voting System

Members of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party gathered Friday in Little Tokyo to try to clear up any confusion people may have had with the county's new voting system, just a few days before the March 3 primary election.

Herb Wesson secures a contested Democratic Party endorsement in race for L.A. supervisor

Herb Wesson secures a contested Democratic Party endorsement in race for L.A. supervisor

City Council member Herb Wesson has received the backing of the L.A. County Democratic Party in his campaign to win a hotly contested seat on the Board of Supervisors.