It's a wrap on the 34th Congressional District election

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Final, certified election numbers are in for the race to fill the congressional seat formerly held by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and while the turnout improved some, participation remained low at below 15 percent.

Los Angeles County election officials counted 43,342 ballots, meaning just 14.32 percent of registered voters in the 34th Congressional District participated in the June 6 special election.

The outcome of the election was not in doubt after the initial vote counts. Results show state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez won the election decisively over former Los Angeles planning commissioner Robert Ahn with 59.22 percent of the vote to Ahn's 40.78 percent, based on the certified count.

Voter turnout was nearly identical to the percentage of registered voters who showed up for the district's special primary election in April. 

Meanwhile, candidates have been lining up for Gomez' state Assembly seat, which represents a district stretching from Highland Park to parts of East Los Angeles. 

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