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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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
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
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