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  • California Races Too Close to Call

    Record voter turnout and the wide use of absentee ballots by registered voters have left many State and Federal races too close to call as voting closed for the November 3 election. As we await results that will determine the voters selection of President of the United, we also wait results for elections for those representing California voters in Washington D.C.

    Unofficial election results shared below can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.  Results will be certified by December 11, 2020.

    Among the closely watched races, the battle to represent California’s 39th Congressional district saw Young Kim holding a narrow lead over incumbent Gil Cisneros (50.2% to 49.8%).

    In State races, Josh Newman held a 10,000 vote lead over incumbent Ling Ling Chang in a rematch after losing to him in 2016 by fewer than 2,500 votes. Chang took the seat in 2018 after then Senator Newman was recalled. In other statewide elections, Janet Nguyen leads the race to represent voters in the 72nd Assembly district by 53.6%.  Incumbents Cottie Petrie-Norris (74th Assembly District) and Sharon Quirk Silva (65th District), Steven Choi (68th District), and Tom Daly (69th District) will continue to represent regional voters.

    Ballot initiatives in California captured much attention this election.  North Orange County Chamber too positions on important issues impacting the business community.  In key votes as of time of publications, citizens defeated efforts to increase taxes on commercial properties by voting no on Proposition 15.  Voters supported Proposition 22 representing a win app-based drivers.  More results and a full analysis can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.