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1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
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| Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020
  %votes #votes
*=incumbent; results as of 10 a.m. 3/4/2020
*Donald J. Trump 92.6 1,457,669
Bernie Sanders 33.6 913,067
Joseph R. Biden 24.9 667,054
Michael R. Bloomberg 14.3 411,074
Elizabeth Warren 12.0 336,239
Pete Buttigieg 6.3 187,051
Amy Klobuchar 3.1 93,457
Christy Smith (D) 34.4 26,479
Mike Garcia (R) 28.3 21,780
Steve Knight (R) 18.9 14,527
Cenk Uygur (D) 5.3 4,084
Anibal Valdez-Ortega (D) 3.6 2,772
Courtney Lackey (R) 1.9 1,444
David Lozano (R) 1.7 1,341
Robert Cooper III (D) 1.7 1,286
Kenneth Jenks (R) 1.6 1,264
Daniel Mercuri (R) 1.3 1,037
Getro F. Elize (D) 0.7 522
F. David Rudnick (D) 0.6 480
Christy Smith (D) 29.8 26,305
Mike Garcia (R) 25.5 22,542
Steve Knight (R) 20.1 17,776
Cenk Uygur (D) 5.2 4,587
David Lozano (R) 4.3 3,811
Getro F. Elize (D) 3.9 3,450
Anibal Valdez-Ortega (D) 2.7 2,382
George Papadopoulos (R) 2.7 2,346
Robert Cooper III (D) 1.9 1,703
Otis Lee Cooper (NP) 1.4 1,226
Christopher Smith (D) 1.3 1,176
Daniel Mercuri (R) 0.6 559
Kenneth Jenks (R) 0.5 438
*Scott Wilk (R) 55.5 59,225
Kipp Mueller (D) 17.2 18,354
Dana LaMon (D) 11.4 12,225
Warren Heaton (D) 10.0 10,646
Steve Hill (D) 5.9 6,303
*Henry Stern (D) 58.0 71,135
Houman Salem (R) 42.0 51,582
Suzette Martinez Valladares (R) 33.9 19,121
Lucie Lapointe Volotzky (R) 19.9 11,251
Kelvin Driscoll (D) 12.1 6,842
Annie E. Cho (D) 11.5 6,478
Brandii Grace (D) 9.8 5,513
Dina Cervantes (D) 7.5 4,243
Susan M. Christopher (D) 5.3 2,984
SUPERVISOR 5TH DISTRICT (50% req. or Top 2)
*Kathryn Barger 59.4 134,244
John C. Harabedian 20.7 46,892
Darrell Park 19.9 44,987
DISTRICT ATTORNEY (50% req. or Top 2)
*Jackie Lacey 50.7 489,835
George Gascon 26.8 259,307
Rachel A. Rossi 22.5 217,165
13. School Construction Bonds (55% req.)
YES 44.1 2,233,555
NO 55.9 2,826,568
R. Expand Sheriff Oversight
YES 71.2 705,369
NO 28.8 285,685
FD. Fire Protection (2/3 req.)
YES 52.5 210,733
NO 47.5 190,520
SU. School Construction Bonds (55% req.)
YES 41.9 3,560
NO 58.1 4,940
(winners only)
Barbara Walker 13.7 9,948
B.J. Atkins 12.7 9,208
David Goss 11.4 8,229
Jonathan Waymire 10.9 7,921
Sharlene R. Duzick 10.8 7,834
Matthew John Funicello 9.5 6,881
Carlo Basail 9.3 6,757
(winners only)
Michelle H. Elmer 13.3 8,574
Stacy L. Fortner 11.9 7,669
Veronica De Lara 10.6 6,849
Patti Sulpizio 10.3 6,651
Lynne Plambeck 9.1 5,885
Logan Smith 8.1 5,240
A. Lysa Simon 7.5 4,865
Office 17
Shannon Kathleen Cooley 100.0 779,799
Office 42
Linda Sun 56.3 498,771
Bob Villa 43.7 387,444
Office 72
Steve Morgan 49.3 422,726
Myanna Dellinger 38.8 332,901
Robert F. Jacobs 11.9 101,766
Office 76
Emily Cole 83.2 706,143
Judge Mike Cummins 16.8 142,221
Office 80
David A. Berger 45.3 376,522
Klint James McKay 36.6 303,896
Nick C. Rini 18.1 149,978
Office 97
Sherry L. Powell 64.0 546,723
Timothy E. Deuben 36.0 307,267
Office 129
Kenneth M. Fuller 69.4 570,807
Bruce A. Moss 15.6 128,465
Mark MacCarley 15.0 123,767
Office 131
Michelle Kelley 100.0 751,270
Office 141
Lana Kim 100.0 751,512
Office 145
Adan Montalban 63.3 523,110
Troy Slaten 36.7 302,868
Office 150
Manuel Alejandro Almada 52.5 443,875
Tom Parsekian 25.6 216,662
Sherri Onica Valle Cole 21.9 185,047
Office 162
Scott Andrew Yang 49.9 423,422
David D. Diamond 30.0 254,437
Caree Annette Harper 20.2 171,285


Democratic Assemblywoman Christy Smith of Santa Clarita and former Navy pilot Mike Garcia, a Republican newcomer, will face off twice in the coming months — once on May 12 to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Katie Hill, and again in November for a full 2-year term of his or her own.

Smith garnered the most votes both times her name appeared on Tuesday’s ballot with Garcia right behind her. Odd man out was former Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, who attempted a comeback after losing the seat to Hill two years ago. Combined, all Republican candidates outpolled all Democratic candidates by a margin of 53.7-46.3 in the special election.

Meanwhile, under California’s top-two voting system, Smith’s open Assembly seat will revert to the GOP come November. Finishing first and second, respectively, were two Republicans: Suzette Martinez Valladares, a onetime aide to former Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, with 33 percent; and Lucie Lapointe Volotzky, the cofounder of a regional mattress store chain, with 19.3 percent. The top Democrat, Kelvin Driscoll, garnered just 11.4 percent.

Supervisor Kathryn Barger avoids a runoff election, and District Attorney Jackie Lacey appears to do so as well, with 50.7 percent as of Wednesday at 10 a.m. Provisional and late absentee ballots will continue to be tabulated over the next several days, with certification of the election results due in early April.

State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, with 55.5 percent at the latest count, will face Democrat Kipp Mueller in November. Mueller, a workers’ rights and immigration attorney, was polling 17.2 percent. Representing the southern end of the SCV, incumbent Democratic State Sen. Henry Stern maintained a 60-40 edge over his Republican challenger, Houman Salem, an Iranian-born fashion industry executive. The two will square off in November.

The Sulphur Springs Union School District’s proposed $78 million school construction bond measure went down in flames, 58 percent saying “no.” The statewide school construction bond measure failed by nearly as wide a margin, 56-44. Both need 55 percent “yes” to pass. The Hart School District, for one, was looking forward to reimbursement through the state bond measure for certain costs incurred during recent school construction and modernization projects.

Measure FD, a parcel tax that would have roughly doubled the amount of a special tax homeowners currently pay for fire protection, needed an even larger two-thirds majority (67 percent) to pass. It polled just 52.5 percent.

County voters overwhelmingly agreed (71-29) to expand civilian oversight of the Sheriff’s Department.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders captured California’s 415 Democratic delegates with a 9-point lead over the runner-up, former Vice President Joe Biden. Locally, Democrats and crossover voters in the 25th Congressional District picked Sanders over Biden by a narrower, 33.5-31.3 percent margin. (Michael Bloomberg finished with 14.3 points overall and 11.3 locally.) But Biden was the big winner on Super Tuesday, apparently scooping up 811 delegates in 10 states including Texas, to Sanders’ 527 delegates in four states. (Asterisk: Unlike the others, Maine, which has 24 delegates and favored Biden, is not a winner-take-all state.)

Local voters waited in line for an hour or more early Tuesday evening to use the new voting system.

Voters wait for an opportunity to cast ballots at Mountainview Elementary in Saugus. Photo: Pearl Obispo.

Voters brave an hour-long line at Mountainview Elementary in Saugus. Photo courtesy of Pearl Obispo.

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