June 09, 2016 

By Kimberlee Buck 

Contributing Writer 

 

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.

 

Hillary Clinton

 

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’s 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 happened to be the amount needed to secure her nomination against opposing presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders did not concede, however, saying his “struggle would continue” until next Tuesday.

 

The polls closed in California that night with Clinton receiving 57 percent of the vote and Sen. Sanders receiving 42 percent.

 

Kamala D. Harris

 

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris won 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 44 percent of the vote and Sanchez with 24 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 during election hours.

 

If elected Harris will be the second African American woman and the first Indian woman to hold a seat in the Senate.

 

Janice Hahn

 

Congresswoman Hahn representing the 44th District of California, was in a very close race in the California primary for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (District 4) against former Manhattan Beach City Councilman Steve Napolitano and Whittier School District Board member Ralph Pacheco. As of LAWT press time, Hahn had received 47 percent of the vote, and Napolitano 37 percent.

 

Maxine Waters

 

43District Maxine Waters will keep her position, having won by a landslide against Omar Navarro

 

Karen Bass

 

Bass will still lead the 37th Senate District, securing almost 83 percent of the vote.

 

Steven Bradford

 

Bradford won the 35th Senate District with more than 35 percent of the vote although Warren Furutani was close behind with about 24 percent.

 

Isadore Hall

 

California District 35 Senator Isadore Hall, won California Primary Election replacing candidate Janice Hahn for the position of California 44th Congressional District. Hall led the polls with 42 percent of the vote. While Candidate Nannette Diaz Barragan followed close behind with 22 percent of the votes.

 

Chris Holden

 

It was a no brainer for constituents of Assembly District 41. Incumbent Chris Holden won almost 60 percent of the vote, Casey Higgins coming behind with nearly half that.

 

Mike Gipson

 

Gipson won Assembly District 64 with almost 80 percent.

 

Darren Parker

 

Parker came in 3rd for the 36th District. Tom Lackey was the winner with about 52 percent.

 

For more 2016 Election Results visit www.lasentinel.net

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