Republican leads in California special election

Republican leads in California special election
Republican leads in California special election

Republican Navy Garcia, a former Navy aviator, jumped on top of Democrat Christie Smith in a special congressional election in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

Garcia brought 56 ​​percent to 44 percent after receiving the first results of ballots in the coming days for Tuesday's election. He was optimistic in a call with supporters that was held in exchange for an election night event in one person, telling him that the campaign was in a position to announce victory, announcing the withdrawal.

I won't make a victory speech tonight, "Garcia said Tuesday night. We'll save it for tomorrow night."

Garcia and Smith were face-to-face in a closely watched race on Tuesday, one of two held on Tuesday would provide one of the first indicators of voter's mood as coronoviruses occupied the country.

Early Tuesday, Republicans were easily evacuated by former Republican Representative Sean Duffy in a rural district in northwestern Wisconsin. The most powerful fight was in California's District 25, where Democrats risked losing a seat they had easily won two years earlier.

The winner will succeed former rapist Katie Hill (D-California), who resigned at the end of last year after accepting inappropriate sex with a campaign staff member.

In a statement Tuesday night, Smith, a state assemblywoman, said the race was too close to be called and she was not yet accepting.

"It is important that every vote is counted and the voice of every CA-25 voter is heard," he said.

Although Democrats have a voter registration benefit of about 30,000, the health crisis has created favorable conditions for Republican unrest. Voting participation continues for the most recent special elections in the region, but voters have become older and less diverse, and therefore more favorable to Republicans.

Democrats are gearing up to launch as a loser due to the highly unpredictable political climate and dull cloud of hill scandals. But Republicans hope the race is a precursor to their ability to reclaim some of the suburban area lost in the final cycle.

Hillary Clinton won this district, covering the northern suburbs of Los Angeles by 7 points, and Hill outclassed Republican Steve Knight by 9 points in 2018. But Democrats still follow Republicans on returned ballots according to ballots. Political Data Inc., a bipartisan voter data analysis company. Of the nearly 140,000 ballots sent by Tuesday afternoon, 43 percent were from registered Republicans, and only 37 percent were from registered Democrats.

In the first round of voting held on the same ballot as the state's Super Tuesday presidential elections on March 3, Smith finished first with 36 percent of the vote, but was far from closing the race with a majority. Garcia defeated former Congressman, Knight, for second place and by 25 to 17 percent in the second round.

President Donald Trump is not popular in the district, with recent Democratic internal voting finding his favorable ratings underwater in double digits, but still cast in the race. He supported Garcia via Twitter and then got into controversies at the last minute of the voting table of a man from a Democratic-leaning district.

"They are trying to steal another election," he wrote in a tweet on Saturday. "Everything is rigged. These votes should not be counted. Scam!"

Even though he lost tonight, Smith will face Garcia in a rematch in November. Party strategists say it will be an easy lead as Democratic voters will join the presidential race.

In Wisconsin's 7th District, Republican State Senator Tom Tiffany defeated Democrat Tricia Zanker, president of the local school board and member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. He led 57 percent to 43 percent with the majority of votes cast on Tuesday night.

The district spanned much of northern Wisconsin in 2016 and had a difficult right turn in 2016. Trump took it by 20 points that year. Mitt Romney won by just 3 points in 2012. Duffy, a former reality star, resigned in September, citing family health issues.

In elementary school, Eastman beat Ann Ashford, a businessman and wife of former Rep. Brad Ashford (Democrat), a liberal who served for a period before Bacon overthrew her in 2016.

Trump won the district by just double digits and Democrats planned to invest more in the race this year. After winning 40 seats in the midterm elections, this is one of his few remaining offensive opportunities.

Also on the Nebraska Ballot: Republican Senator Ben Sasse, an occasional Trump critic who easily defeated a poorly financed challenger Matt Innis, who has beaten helplessly to Trump's inadequate support.

In all three states, mail ballots are expected to represent a significant portion of the vote. But on Tuesday, polling places in all three states were open to voters who wanted to vote in person.

Neither side expected a surprise, but Democrats hoped their loss would be due to something. The election provides an opportunity to take the temperature of a white working class district in the state six months after the election.

Duffy won the reunion by 22 points in 2018, and privately some Democratic strategists felt that the one-digit loss by Zunker would be encouraging, although he cautioned that a special election held in the midst of an epidemic would do too much extra. Made difficult. is.

Nebraska also held primaries on Tuesday, including the swing seat for the 2nd district that also includes Omaha. The 2018 Democratic nominee Kara Eastman won a rematch with Republican Rep. Don Bacon.

Bacon, a retired Air Force brigadier general who was first elected in 2016, only received his reunion last year against Eastman, which went on to be a progressive advancement.

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