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SUPER TUESDAY: Latest results and updates on San Diego and national elections

Posted at 10:51 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 12:11:48-05

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Local political analyst John Dadian discusses the results from Super Tuesday during an appearance on 10News This Morning:

(KGTV) -- Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is suspending his presidential campaign following a disappointing showing on Super Tuesday.

Bloomberg is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden.

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(KGTV) -- Measure C did not receive the necessary support it needed for passage in the City of San Diego.

The proposed city hotel tax increase needed 2/3 majority in order to pass, but Wednesday morning results showed the initiative fell just short at 64 percent of the "YES" vote.

If it had been passed, funding from a hotel tax hike would go towards city homeless programs, infrastructure plans and potential convention center expansion.

(KGTV) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders appears poised out to win the Presidential Primary in California. Results show former Vice President Joe Biden just behind Sanders, with Michael Bloomberg in third with 15 percent of the vote and Elizabeth Warren in fourth.

(KGTV) -- According to overnight results, California's school bond measure, Proposition 13, appears to be heading towards a defeat.

With at least 80 percent of precincts reporting, 56 percent of voters struck the prop down, while 44 percent of voters supported the school bond plan, according to numbers provided by the Secretary of State's office.

(KGTV) -- Overnight results show Sen. Bernie Sanders in the lead in the California primary, with former Vice President Joe Biden just behind him.

While projections show Sanders on his way to victory in the Golden State, Biden claimed victory in multiple states on Super Tuesday.

Click here to get the latest election results in San Diego County and California.

Hours-long wait times reported in Los Angeles County prompted Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign to seek an extension for voters. The campaign argued polling stations should be kept open until 10 p.m., and anyone in line by that time should be able to vote, because of the long wait.

The campaign added that not doing so would "immediately and irreparably" harm county voters' "right to participate in our democracy."

Early returns show Sara Jacobs and Georgette Gomez leading the way in the 53rd Congressional District with 30 percent and 18 percent respectively.

Early returns show a close race for Measure C, San Diego's hotel visitor tax increase. Currently, the measure has 63 percent support among early results. It needs two-thirds of the vote to pass. Meanwhile, Measure G, Del Mar Marisol Specific Plan, is so far failing with 56 percent of voters rejecting the measure in early returns.

Early returns also show Measure A passing and Measure B failing.

Early returns show that Ammar Campa-Najjar and Darrell Issa are leading the way among candidates in the 50th Congressional District with 34 percent and 25 percent respectively.

Early returns show that Proposition 13, a statewide bond that supporters say would modernize schools, is failing with 53 percent of people so far voting "no" and 47 percent voting "yes."

(KGTV) -- Bernie Sanders is projected to win California, claiming the biggest prize on Super Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

(KGTV) -- The San Diego County Registrar of Voters says it sent out more than a million mail ballots for the Presidential Primary. According to the registrar, 1.35 million of the ballots were sent by mail ahead of Super Tuesday. The office also reminded voters who haven't dropped their ballots off that polls remain open until 8 PM.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some California voters are waiting in long lines because of technical glitches connecting to the statewide voter database or too many users trying to cast ballots at once. The secretary of state's office said election workers in 15 counties could not connect to the statewide voter registration database on Super Tuesday but that the issues have been resolved. Los Angeles County's new $300 million voting system also had problems. The electronic pollbooks were operating slowly because so many voters were trying to use them at once. Delays were up to two hours in some places. Technicians have added more devices in some polling places.

(KGTV) -- A Super Tuesday polling location in Sacramento was left short-staffed over fears over the coronavirus. According to CBS 13 Sacramento, 10 to 15 temporary polling staffers canceled their plans to assist with the election.
Other Polling Issues around the Country: The Associated Press is reporting scattered reports of polling places opening late, machines malfunctioning or voter rolls being down marred voting in some of the 14 states voting Tuesday, but there were no reports of voters being unable to cast a ballot or security breaches.

(AP) — California officials bracing for long lines are urging patience as voters cast ballots on “Super Tuesday” in what could be record turnout for a presidential primary election. A fraction of the 20.7 million registered voters in the heavily Democratic state has already returned ballots in early voting. Early voting started last month, but officials expect the bulk of ballots to be cast Tuesday. Enthusiasm is high for the election, which was moved up from its usual spot in June. But the election also coincides with a number of changes aimed at expanding voter participation and those changes may end up confusing voters or contributing to longer lines.

UPDATE: 11:57 AM
Parties for the patriotic locals...

At 7 p.m., the traditional election night results watching party begins at Golden Hall transforms into "Election Central," where Republicans, Democrats and Independent candidates and voters watch local and national results.

IF YOU GO: 1101 1st Ave.

At 8:00 p.m., the Republican Party of San Diego is hosting its election party at the U.S. Grant Hotel in the Palm Court. Party Chairman Tony Krvaric will speak to open the party, and candidates will speak on the hour, every hour.

IF YOU GO: 326 Broadway

At 8:30 p.m., San Diego County Democrats and the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council will host an election night watch party at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. San Diego Ballroom.

IF YOU GO: 910 Broadway Circle.

UPDATE: 11:09 AM

UPDATE: 11:07 AM
Some voters were turned away this morning at an El Cajon polling place after technical difficulties. 10News learned the volunteer in charge of the polling place at St. Luke Church on 1980 Hillsdale Rd. reportedly did not show up, leaving other workers to figure out how to turn on the voting machines. 10News will update the situation at this polling station shortly.

UPDATE: 10:57 AM

UPDATE: 10:54 AM

UPDATE: 10:49 AM
Here's what happens to the votes for candidates who drop out

(AP) -- With three candidates dropping out of the race in as many days, what happens to the votes already cast for them across the country? In large part, nothing, according to state election officials. And the frustration can be real for some voters who feel their vote didn’t matter, while others may feel they were a part of history simply by participating. Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer all announced departures from the race in the days following Saturday’s South Carolina primary.


Political analyst John Dadian weighs in on today's key races and ballot measures:

Polls are now open across San Diego County. Info on finding your polling place RIGHT HERE: Super Tuesday in San Diego County: Find your polling place