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The Denkmann Report: What’s The Latest On State And Local Races?




A worker with the Detroit Department of Elections helps stack empty boxes used to organize absentee ballots after nearing the end of the absentee ballot count at the Central Counting Board in the TCF Center on November 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan.
A worker with the Detroit Department of Elections helps stack empty boxes used to organize absentee ballots after nearing the end of the absentee ballot count at the Central Counting Board in the TCF Center on November 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Although the 2020 presidential election has been credited for driving record numbers of voters to the polls (or their mailboxes), California voters also cast their ballots on a number of significant local races and ballot propositions this year.

Now, many of those results are in. Los Angeles saw a move toward a more progressive criminal justice agenda with the popularity of District Attorney candidate George Gascón and of Measure J, which would require the Los Angeles County Charter to allocate at least 10% of the general fund to programs designed to prevent recidivism. Although voters are still waiting on final results for some ballot propositions, results are in for several key props. Additionally, Nithya Raman is edging out incumbent David Ryu for Los Angeles City Council, while Herb Wesson announced defeat to state Sen. Holly Mitchell in their county supervisor race.

Where do we have results, and what do those results mean for you? We’re on with KPCC reporter Libby Denkmann to learn more. Questions? Call 866-893-5722.

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Libby Denkmann, KPCC politics reporter; she tweets @libdenk