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Results of the Placer County semi-official election summary report Number 3, so far

By: Brody Fernandez, Lead Reporter for South Placer
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Although final results of Tuesday’s Statewide Direct Primary Election might not be known for a few weeks, Placer County semi-official election summary report Number 3 released before 11 p.m. Tuesday showed more voters so far supporting Sierra College’s Measure E. 
 
 
 
Mail in ballots accounted for 25 percent of the total 224,335 registered voters in Placer County, according to the Placer Office of Elections.
 
 
 
California’s 4th Congressional district for the U.S. House of Representatives includes a heated race between Regina Bateson (D) and Jessica Morse (D) on who will battle it out with incumbent Republican Tom McClintock in the November runoffs. Currently, Morse is leading, carrying 20 percent of the total vote with 17,381 votes and Bateson with 11,428 votes carrying 13 percent of the total vote within the entire district.   
 
As of 11:15 p.m., Placer County voting for the 4th district is as follows: 5,840 votes have come in for Jessica Morse carrying 18 percent of the total reported vote, while Bateson has 5,225 votes or 16 percent with 65 of the 253 precincts reporting. 
 
By 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Measure E received 21,055 yes votes carrying 57 percent of the vote and 16,271 no votes with 44 percent of the vote by mail in ballots. Sierra Community College District Measure E, the district’s first bond measure since 1957, asks residents to support $350,000,000 in bonds to repair/replace/retrofit infrastructure at the college. Of the 295 precincts, 109 have been reported.
 
In the District 1 Placer County supervisor race between incumbent Jack Duran and Roseville Vice-Mayor Bonnie Gore, 4,567 votes had come in for Gore as she leads with 63 percent of seven out of 55 precincts so far reporting. Duran has 2,635 votes with 37 percent of the reported vote, so far.  
 
The Placer County Superior Court Office 2 has three candidates. Todd D. Irby received 20,145 votes, carrying 60 percent of the total vote, Rebecca L. Chenoweth received 10,685 votes carrying 32 percent and Kulvinder Singh received 2,672 votes with a total of eight percent of the total vote, as of 11:15 p.m. Tuesday.
 
 
 
The Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters race has incumbent Ryan Ronco ahead with 26,605 votes carrying 78 percent of the total reported vote. 
 
 
 
Other races’ results 
 
The California Gubernatorial race has been a contentious one as front runners Gavin Newsom (D),  
 
Anthony Villaraigosa (D) and John Cox battle it out for the November “Jungle” primary. As of 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, former San Francisco mayor and current Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom was in the lead with 1,075,788 votes, capturing 34 percent of all reported votes. Republican Businessman John Cox was in second with 812,614 votes with 26 percent and former Los Angeles Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa kicks State Assemblyman Travis Allen out of third-place with Villaraigosa at 365,172 votes with 12 percent of the total vote reported. More than 13,000 votes have already come in for John Cox in Placer County. The top two candidates, regardless of party, will face off in the gubernatorial race this November.
 
 Election results might not be finalized for a few weeks, according to Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters Ryan Ronco. Counting votes collected from the polling places and the vote-by-mail ballots can take 30 days by state law and includes conducting state-mandated audits, verifying that every signature on every ballot cast matches the voters’ signatures on record, and roster reconciliation.
 
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