March 4, 2020
LACDP Chair Mark J Gonzalez responds to yesterday's preliminary primary results
Nation's largest county Democratic Party responds to Primary election results and state of voting experience
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA -- In response to yesterday's primary results and execution, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J. Gonzalez released the following statement:
"We still have a long way to go with the results from yesterday's primary. Right now, only 1.1 million ballots are being processed, with 20% of eligible voters having cast ballots. With only a third of voting centers available this time, long lines due to a lack of information, and abysmal infrastructure, it's no wonder voters in LA County residents had a hard time exercising their right to vote - it was an overwhelming experience during a time where voter turnout should have been high. It's Turn OUT, not Turn AWAY.
We will continue to work with the Registrar's office on reassessing and improving our new voting experience here in LA County and again addressing the serious concerns we've had going into this primary - accessibility, equipment issues, and lack of voting center workers.
On a brighter note, we're proud of the current results from a majority of our endorsed candidates - those who have won and those who are headed to a run-off in November. We look forward to supporting whoever is the presidential nominee, and working to ensure victory for all of our candidates in November"