This year’s election is history in the making. According to state officials, California’s Tuesday primary election has encouraged nearly 18 million people to register to vote. Resulting in an increase in the number of Democratic, Republican and nonpartisan groups.
Experts predict this year, two-thirds of voters will cast votes by mail.
Aside from the influx in the number of voters in this year’s primary election, history is also being made by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S Senator candidate Kamala D. Harris.
California wasn’t feeling the Bern in Tuesday night’s primary election. Allowing a major win for presumptive presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in California, New Jersey, South Dakota and New Mexico. Not only is Clinton the first woman to land a spot on a major party ballot but she is also on her way to becoming the first female president of the United States.
“First time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party nominee. Tonight victory is not about one person it belongs to generations of women and men who made this moment possible,” said Clinton.
The U.S. Secretary of State and presidential candidate received the 2,383 delegates which also happens to be the amount needed to secure her nomination against opposing presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The polls closed in California that night with Clinton receiving 61 percent of the vote and Sen. Sanders receiving 38 percent.
Kamala D. Harris
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris wins California Primary Election for U.S. Senate against top candidate and U.S Representative Loretta Sanchez formerly taken by Sen. Barbara Boxer. The polls closed with Harris taking 40 percent of the vote and Sanchez with 16 percent.
Although there were 34 candidates in the Senate race, primary polls predict Harris and Sanchez will face off in November.
“I am running for the United States Senate because I love my state. I am a proud daughter of California, and I believe Californians want their next United States senator to be someone who knows how to get things done,” Harris said.
If elected, Harris will be the second African American woman and the first Indian woman to hold a seat in the Senate.
Congresswoman Hahn representing the 44th District of California, wins California primary for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (District 4) against (RET) Manhattan Beach City Councilman Steve Napolitano and Whittier School District Board member Ralph Pacheco. With Hahn receiving 50 percent of the vote, Napolitano with 40% of the vote.
43 District Maxine Waters will keep her position, having won by a landslide against Omar Navarro.
Bass will still lead the 37th Senate District, securing almost 83 percent of the vote.
Bradford won the 35th Senate District with more than 35 percent of the vote although Warren Furutani was close behind with about 24 percent.
California District 35 Senator Isadore Hall, wins California Primary Election replacing candidate Janice Hahn for the position of California 44th Congressional District. Hall led the polls with 49 percent of the vote. While Candidate Nannette Diaz Barragan followed close behind with 20 percent of the votes.
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