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SAN DIEGO VOTES: Live updates and Election Day results for San Diego, California, U.S.

Posted: 11:44 AM, Nov 03, 2020
Updated: 2020-11-06 15:25:17-05
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- It was a historic Election Day in San Diego and across the nation, as voters turned out in record numbers to cast their ballots. ABC 10News San Diego is all-hands-on-deck covering the latest election news and results, from voting centers and polling places to candidates' headquarters. We'll tell you when the first wave of results are tabulated.


Follow our live updates below.

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6:15 a.m. (Nov. 6)
Biden takes lead in Georgia, Pennsylvania
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has taken the lead in the vote counts for two key battleground states, putting him on the precipice of clinching the White House. READ MORE

9:15 p.m.
Upset mail-in ballots weren't in his favor, Trump tries to sow doubt
President Trump made a multitude of false statements on Thursday to sow doubt into the legitimacy of the election. While Trump still has a narrow path to the presidency, that path is becoming more narrow by the hour. Currently, Joe Biden is projected to be ahead in the Electoral College vote. Biden is ahead by a 264-213 margin, according to the Associated Press. READ MORE

(AP) Michigan judge dismisses Trump lawsuit over whether enough GOP challengers had access to handling of absentee ballots. READ MORE

7 a.m. (Nov. 5)
California voters say no to Prop. 25
By a 55% to 45% margin, voters rejected Proposition 25, overturning a state law that eliminates the cash bail system. READ MORE

3:07 p.m.
Biden captures Michigan
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden captured Michigan and its 16 electoral votes, beating out President Donald Trump in the state by only about 70,000 votes, according to the Associated Press. The electoral win puts Biden six electoral votes away from winning the Electoral College.

1:15 p.m.
Democratic candidates Biden, Harris address supporters as votes continue to be tallied

12:43 p.m.
Trump campaign files second lawsuit in Pennsylvania
The Trump campaign has filed a second lawsuit, this time in Pennsylvania, to stop the vote tally as he maintains a narrow lead in the state over Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The campaign claims that election officials have been counting and processing ballots out of sight of Republican poll observers and that the state's Supreme Court’s unlawful extended the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received. READ MORE

12 p.m.
Biden wins Wisconsin
Joe Biden has been awarded Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, leading by a slim margin against President Donald Trump. Biden leads by about 30,000 votes in the state. The Trump campaign has already said it will immediately request a recount. LATEST RESULTS

12 p.m.
Trump campaign files lawsuit in Michigan
President Trump's campaign has filed a lawsuit to stop the vote tally, as the battleground state remains too close to call. The campaign says “has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law.” READ MORE

11 a.m.
Bry won't concede in San Diego mayoral race
City Councilmember Barbara Bry issued a statement Wednesday morning as results from Election Day show her behind Assemblyman Todd Gloria. Bry told ABC 10News: "We know from our experience in the primary, when we were way behind on Election Night, that it’s not over until it’s over, and there are still a lot of ballots to count, so I will reserve judgement while the remaining ballots are counted. I want to thank the hundreds of thousands of San Diegans who responded to my call for accountability and transparency at City Hall. Regardless of the final outcome of the election, the need to restore trust and confidence will continue. Voters are tired of backroom deals and decision-making that favors special interests at the expense of San Diego residents.” LATEST RESULTS

9:40 a.m.
Democrats take control of San Diego City Council
Tuesday's election brought about major change on the council, with five new faces joining the nine-member panel. READ MORE

6:25 a.m.
Gaspar down in race for District 3 Supervisor seat
Incumbent District 3 Supervisor Kristin Gaspar may be close to losing her seat to challenger Terra Lawson-Remer, according to a Wednesday morning update. Per the latest data, Lawson-Remer leads Gaspar 60% to 40%. LATEST RESULTS

5:40 a.m.
50th District race still tight as vote count continues
Darrell Issa maintains a small lead over Ammar Campa-Najjar in the race for the 50th Congressional District seat, formerly occupied by Duncan Hunter. Wednesday morning data shows Issa with a 52% to 48% lead over Campa-Najjar, with 52% of precincts reporting. LATEST RESULTS

4:55 a.m.
Elliott defeats Briggs to remain City Attorney
Mara Elliott won her reelection bid, beating Cory Briggs to remain San Diego's City Attorney. Results show Elliott with an overwhelming 68% to 32% lead. READ MORE

Nov. 4 (4:30 a.m.)
San Diego mayor's race remains close
As of the early Wednesday morning, Assemblyman Todd Gloria maintains a 56% to 44% lead over City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry in the race to become San Diego's next mayor. Despite the early results, Bry said late Tuesday night that she was not ready concede. LATEST RESULTS

10:36 p.m.
Scott Peters retains California's 52st seat
Democrat Scott Peters has won reelection for his U.S. House seat for California's 51st Congressional District, beating out Republican candidate Jim DeBello, 65% to 35%. SEE RESULTS

9:50 p.m.
Juan Vargas takes California's 51st seat
Democrat Juan Vargas has taken the U.S. House seat for California's 51st Congressional District, beating out Republican candidate Juan Hidalgo, 72% to 28%. SEE RESULTS

9:40 p.m.
Biden expected to speak on Election Night

9:39 p.m.
Sara Jacobs takes California's 53rd Congressional District
Democrat Sara Jacobs has defeated San Diego City Council President Georgette Gomez 59% to 41% in the race for the U.S. House seat representing California's 53rd Congressional District. SEE RESULTS

8:34 p.m.
San Diego County's early election results
San Diego County's first election results were released just after the polls closed at 8 p.m., showing Todd Gloria leading Barbara Bry in the race for San Diego mayor, John Minto ahead in the race for Santee Mayor, Poway Mayor Steve Vaus leading in the race for Board of Supervisors - District 2, and Terra Lawson-Remer ahead in the BOS - District 3 race.

In the South Bay, Steve Padilla led the race for City Council District 3 and Andrea Cardenas led for the City Council District 4 seat. Mark West and Matthew Leyba-Gonzalez led in their races for City Council seats in Imperial Beach as well. SEE RESULTS

8:08 p.m.
Biden takes California
Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden took California, capturing the state's 55 electoral votes.

8:03 p.m.
Democrats to retain control of the U.S. House
Democratic lawmakers are likely to retain control of the House of Representatives. Democrats flipped two seats in their favor, while Republicans only flipped one, giving Democrats a net gain of one, according to the AP. READ MORE

7:25 p.m.
County prematurely posts, removes results
The San Diego County Registrar of Voters says partial election results were prematurely posted for a short period of time before the polls closed. The posting was removed. Results aren’t expected to trickle in until after 8 p.m.

6:45 p.m.
Hickenlooper wins Senate seat
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat John Hickenlooper wins election to U.S. Senate from Colorado, beating incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner.

6 p.m.
Cory Booker wins reelection race
(AP) — New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker has won a second full term in the Senate. Booker defeated Republican Rik Mehta, a business executive with a law degree and a doctorate in pharmacy. Booker ran an unsuccessful primary campaign for president this year. While he lost the nomination to former Vice President Joe Biden, Booker had a lock on Democratic support in the state, winning Gov. Phil Murphy’s endorsement.

5:27 p.m.
McConnell retains Senate seat in Kentucky
(AP) — Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has won a seventh term in Kentucky. The 78-year-old McConnell defeated Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine combat pilot who challenged him as a political outsider. McConnell is the longest-serving Republican leader in Senate history. As President Donald Trump’s top ally on Capitol Hill, McConnell led efforts to defend the president during his impeachment acquittal in the Senate. He also worked with Trump on a tax overhaul and orchestrated Senate confirmation of more than 200 judicial appointments, including Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

4:47 p.m.
Nevada high court asked to stop Vegas-area mail ballot count
LAS VEGAS (AP) — State Republicans and President Donald Trump’s campaign are asking the Supreme Court in battleground Nevada to fast-track an appeal aimed at stopping the count of mail-in ballots in and around Las Vegas — a Democratic stronghold in an otherwise red GOP state. Justices didn't immediately set an Election Day hearing on an issue that could affect reporting the vote in Clark County and Nevada, with six electoral presidential votes at stake. The appeal seeks to overturn a lower-court judge's finding, released Monday, that neither the state nor Clark County had done anything to give one vote preference over another.

4:02 p.m.
Over 1.3 million ballots received
More than 1.3 million ballots had been received by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters by mid-afternoon today, with around 51,000 votes cast at polling locations so far. READ MORE

3:47 p.m.
Pennsylvania officials warn of long ballot count
Pennsylvania election officials say it could take days to count all of the state's votes. Officials in some counties won’t start counting ballots until after the polls close or until tomorrow. President Trump has said he plans to take legal action against the state to prevent counting mailed in votes received in the three days after the election. The state's deadline for receiving and counting absentee ballots is Friday, an extension ordered by Pennsylvania’s top court. READ MORE

3:35 p.m.
Washington Correspondent Joe St. George breaks down important states and times to be on the lookout for as the results come in.

2 p.m.
San Diego mayoral candidates cast their ballots
Todd Gloria and Barbara Bry are hoping to become San Diego’s next mayor, and on Election Day, both Democrats cast their ballots and had messages to voters on Election Day. READ MORE

1 p.m.
Some downtown businesses taking precautions ahead of election results

12:50 p.m.
Election Day robocalls under investigation
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are investigating anonymous robocalls, which appear to come from a local number, that are telling voters, “Now is the time to stay home. Stay safe and stay home.” READ MORE

12:40 p.m.
California's voter hotline
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is offering a voter hotline to report Election Day issues at the booth. "CA: If you have any issues at the polls, contact the voter hotline at (800) 345-8683," the governor tweeted.

12:20 p.m.
First-time voters cast their ballots

11:50 a.m.
Several San Diego law enforcement agencies preparing for possible election unrest
Several local law enforcement agencies are already on high-alert in the event that large demonstrations arise. READ MORE

11:25 a.m.
NC to keep 4 sites open longer, delaying results
(AP) -- The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted Tuesday to keep four polling places open longer because they opened late, which is expected to delay statewide reporting of results. The longest extension was 45 minutes for a site in Sampson County. That means the state can’t publicly report any statewide results until 8:15 p.m.

11 a.m.
Judge tells USPS to sweep facilities for ballots so they can be delivered to election officials
A U.S. District Judge has ordered that the USPS conduct a sweep of several mail sorting facilities on Tuesday to ensure that all mail-in ballots will be promptly delivered to state election boards. READ MORE

10:50 a.m.

10:21 a.m.

9 a.m.
In-Depth: When will we get final election results
By the time polls close Tuesday night at 8 p.m., the San Diego County Registrar of Voters could have already processed more than 1.1 million ballots. Registrar Michael Vu says it's possible the first results of the night, released sometime before 9 pm, could account for up to 70% of the total vote. READ MORE

8:30 a.m.
How TV networks project winners on Election Night
(SAN DIEGO) -- After the polls close on Election Night, ABC News and the other major networks will start projecting winners and “calling” races, in some cases well before the official vote counts are finalized. They’ll do it by relying on data from a New Jersey-based company called Edison Research. READ MORE

8 a.m.
POLLS NOW OPEN: Hundreds of thousands expected to vote at local polls
(SAN DIEGO) -- Of the 1.95 million registered voters in the county, 1,114,627 had already turned in their ballots as of election eve. Over the weekend, 44,370 residents cast early votes at the county's polling locations and another 10,391 have voted early at the registrar's office since Oct. 5. READ MORE

7 a.m.
Tips on how to deal with election anxiety if your candidate loses
(SAN DIEGO) -- According to the American Psychological Association’s latest survey, nearly 70% of adults said the election is a significant source of stress. Dr. Francoise Adan is a psychiatrist at University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network. She said election anxiety is especially tough right now because it’s coupled with pandemic stress, racial unrest, and personal losses in 2020. READ MORE

6:45 a.m.
(AP) -- Federal authorities are monitoring voting and any threats to the election across the country at an operations center just outside Washington, D.C., run by the cyber-security component of the Department of Homeland Security. Officials there said there were no major problems detected early Tuesday but urged the public to be wary and patient.

5:50 a.m.
(AP) -- President Donald Trump says he believes his large rally crowds during his fast-paced weeks of campaigning are the “ultimate poll” and translate into a lot of votes for his reelection. Trump told Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday he will spend Election Day making phone calls to people who have been loyal to him and will go to his campaign headquarters in suburban Virginia to thank the staff.

5:30 a.m.
(AP) -- Joe Biden has started Election Day with a visit to church — and the grave of his late son, Beau. Biden and his wife, Jill, made an early morning stop at St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware, the church he typically visits on Sunday when home. Biden had granddaughters Finnegan and Natalie in tow Tuesday.