News

Monitor Close CA Races & Vote Counts with CVF's Tracking Sheet

Hi Folks,

The November 8th election is behind us but ballot counting continues across California. Many observers are watching the count closely since the balance of power in the House of Representatives is still undecided and several congressional contests in California remain too close to call. In addition, contests for the state legislature, Mayor of Los Angeles and many other local contests across the state remain undecided. 

Too-close-to-call California congressional races may decide U.S. House majority

Excerpt:

Too-close-to-call congressional races in California may decide power in the U.S. House of Representatives, from a Democratic majority to a Republican majority. 

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan group that tracks and researches election results, has five California congressional races deemed a "toss-up" and six that are considered competitive. 

Fact Check-Noncitizens cannot vote in California congressional elections

Excerpts:

Noncitizens are not eligible to vote in California congressional elections, despite the claim resurfacing online ahead of November’s midterm elections.

Social media users shared a graphic online with text that reads: “Now that California is registering non-citizens to vote and has refused to cooperate with the Federal Election Integrity Program, all votes from California should be nullified and Federal Representatives from the state be removed from Congress.”

Votes are being counted with "pig and the python" phenomenon in effect

Excerpt:

Thousands of vote-by-mail ballots are stacked in the Placer County Elections Office waiting to be processed and then counted, as part of the democratic process. 

There are crucial and legal steps that the teams reviewing mail-in ballots must adhere to in California to ensure every vote is accurately counted, there are no duplicate votes, and the signature on the ballot matches the name it's been assigned. 

On Midterm Election Day, Experts Tackle Election Myths

Excerpts:

Millions of Californians have already voted but millions more will head to the polls today - to either vote in person or drop off their mail-in ballot. Groups that fight for clean elections want to clear up some myths about the ballot this year.

Kim Alexander, president of the nonpartisan California Voter Foundation, said some people worry, mistakenly thinking they have to vote on every race.

Voting by mail, drop box a big part of turnout on a rainy midterm Election Day

Excerpts:

Despite the rain Tuesday, election officials in the Sacramento region say early impressions of voter turnout are relatively consistent with the rates of voting in midterm elections. 

Ballots will continue to be counted and tabulated over the following days and weeks, so a fuller picture of turn-out won’t be available immediately – ballots postmarked by Election Day may arrive up to a week later, meaning a more solid snapshot of turn-out won’t be available until at least Nov. 15.  

Pages