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Here’s What We Know About The Election So Far




Ballots are counted at the Los Angeles County Regional Offices in Downey, California on November 3, 2020, after the polls closed for the 2020 US Elections.
Ballots are counted at the Los Angeles County Regional Offices in Downey, California on November 3, 2020, after the polls closed for the 2020 US Elections.
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Los Angeles County election officials have been posting election returns since Tuesday night, providing an early glimpse at the fate of the Los Angeles District Attorney race, closely watched LAUSD and city council contests, and several of the most expensive ballot measures in California history.

The results could change dramatically in the coming days -- the process of counting the vote will take time. By law, county election officials have 31 days to report results. Some races will be called this evening, but the final outcome of many, including the presidential contest, may not be clear tonight. Or tomorrow.

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Guests:

Fernando Guerra, professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies and director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University; honorary member of the KPCC Board of Trustees

Rob Stutzman, Republican political consultant and president of Stutzman Public Affairs; former deputy chief of staff to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; he tweets @RobStutzman

Sonja Diaz, founding executive director of the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative at UCLA, a non partisan think tank; she’s also a practicing civil rights attorney and policy adviser; she tweets @SonjaFrancine

Michael Alvarez, professor of political and computational social science at Caltech and co-director of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project; he tweets @rmichaelalvarez

Libby Denkmann, KPCC politics reporter; she tweets @libdenk

Kyle Stokes, KPCC/LAist reporter covering K-12 education and the Los Angeles Unified School District; he tweets @kystokes

Joel Fox, editor-in-chief of the political commentary website Fox and Hounds Daily and the former president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association from 1986 to 1998; he tweets @1JoelFox1

Raphe Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State LA; he tweets @SonensheinPBI

Mike Madrid, co-founder of the Lincoln Project and Republican political strategist for the Sacramento-based public affairs firm GrassrootsLab; he tweets @madrid_mike

Matt Barreto, professor of political science and Chicano/a Studies at UCLA and co-founder of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions; he is also a pollster for the Biden campaign; he tweets @realMABarreto

Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters for Orange County, California