2020 Election Results in California and Los Angeles County

View results of four issues on the ballot in Los Angeles County for the 2020 election. Results are taken from the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and the California Secretary of State’s office. (Noah Danesh/Daily Bruin)

By Bernard Mendez

Nov. 3rd, 2020, 9:59p.m.

This post was updated Nov. 5 at 11:29 p.m.

The 2020 election polls have closed in California.

But because of the statewide shift to mail-in voting, election results may not be available for days or weeks after the Nov. 3 election day. Ballots in Los Angeles County and in California are still being counted. California is accepting ballots postmarked Nov. 3 until Nov. 20.

California transitioned to a universal vote-by-mail system in May because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state sent mail-in ballots to all registered voters.

Follow along here for the latest updates on election results in LA County and California for five races that may affect UCLA students: the president of the United States, Proposition 14, Proposition 16, the 33rd District U.S. House representative and the LA County district attorney.

The results are taken from the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and the California Secretary of State’s office.

Results will be updated with partial reporting until they are officially finalized.

As of 4:21 p.m., LA County counted 3,538,953 ballots, which is around 60% of the number of registered voters in the county. Votes are still being counted.

President of the United States

This graph was updated Nov. 5 at 5:05 p.m.

LA County

  • 71.3% – Joseph Biden, Democrat
  • 26.7% – Donald Trump, Republican
  • 1.8% – Other

Last updated Nov. 5, 4:21 p.m.

California – with 100% of precincts partially reporting

  • 65.1% – Joseph Biden, Democrat
  • 33.0% – Donald Trump, Republican
  • 1.9% – Other

Last updated Nov. 5, 4:16 p.m.

The Associated Press called the presidential race in California in favor of Biden.

Trump, who has been president since 2016, faces the Democratic challenger, Biden. Biden was previously the vice president in former President Barack Obama’s administration. California has voted for a Democrat in every presidential election after 1988.

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Proposition 16

This graph was updated Nov. 5 at 5:05 p.m.

LA County

  • 51.3% – Yes on Proposition 16
  • 48.7% – No on Proposition 16

Last updated Nov. 5, 4:21 p.m.

California – with 100% of precincts partially reporting

  • 43.9% – Yes on Proposition 16
  • 56.1% – No on Proposition 16

Last updated Nov. 5, 4:16 p.m.

California voters did not pass Proposition 16, according to the Associated Press.

[Related link: Proposition 16 fails in California, ending move to reinstate affirmative action]

Proposition 16 would have allowed public institutions in California to reinstate affirmative action, which allows public institutions to use race and gender to inform hiring or college admissions. If passed, Proposition 16 would have allowed the University of California to reinstitute affirmative action in admissions.

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Proposition 18

This graph was updated Nov. 5 at 5:05 p.m.

LA County

  • 51.9% – Yes on Proposition 18
  • 48% – No on Proposition 18

Last updated Nov. 5, 4:21 p.m.

California – with 100% of precincts partially reporting

  • 44.8% – Yes on Proposition 18
  • 55.2% – No on Proposition 18

Last updated Nov. 5, 4:16 p.m.

California voters rejected Proposition 18, according to the Associated Press.

Proposition 18 would have given 17-year-olds who would turn 18 by the general election date the opportunity to vote in primary and special elections.

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U.S. Representative, 33rd District

This graph was updated Nov. 5 at 5:05 p.m.

33rd District

  • 68.4% – Ted Lieu, Democrat
  • 31.5% – James Bradley, Republican

Last updated Nov. 5, 4:21 p.m.

California’s 33rd District includes the UCLA campus and coastal areas of West LA County. Lieu has been the incumbent since 2014.

LA District Attorney

LA County

  • 46.2% – Jackie Lacey, no party affiliation
  • 53.7% – George Gascón, no party affiliation

Last updated Nov. 5, 4:21 p.m.

The district attorney’s office prosecutes felonies across LA County and misdemeanors in most cities in LA County.

Lacey has been the incumbent since 2012, when she became the first Black female to assume the role. Gascón was the San Francisco district attorney from 2011 to 2019 following 18 months as San Francisco’s chief of police.

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