Excellent early morning.
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Properly, Super Tuesday certainly had some super very long waits.
We normally realized we wouldn’t have final benefits by this early morning, due to the fact, as elections officials have emphasised consistently, they’d fairly ensure that each vote is counted, and counted properly, than fulfill the hunger for immediate gratification.
Nevertheless, The Affiliated Press referred to as the most important for Senator Bernie Sanders just about quickly following the polls formally closed — even as hundreds of men and women continued to wait to vote.
And even though state and area officers have been warning for weeks that traces could be long on Election Day, it appeared as if hourslong waits arrived as a shock in Los Angeles.
The day began calmly adequate. At about 10:30 a.m., I arrived at a voting center in MacArthur Park, exactly where the line was only about a dozen deep.
I waltzed in, slid my possess vote-by-mail ballot into a locked black box, then headed back again outside onto the shadeless sidewalk to chat to a handful of voters, which includes Shirbey Greene, 80, and her daughter-in-regulation, Lydia Johnson, 49.
“Huge turnout,” Ms. Johnson stated, surveying the line. “Really wonderful to see.”
Before long, while, there were being experiences of the county’s new voting equipment malfunctioning, of the new tablets that look at in voters triggering bottlenecks, and of voters standing in the solar, crowding into fitness centers and feeding on donated pizza as the sunshine established. All this commenced aggravating voters, marketing campaign employees customers and advocates.
[Read the full story about long lines to vote in Los Angeles.]
Early on Tuesday afternoon, Mike Sanchez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s business office, which runs the county’s elections, advised me that waits of two hours at the College of California, Los Angeles, ended up in all probability attributable to more substantial quantities of college student voters registering on-web page — a new choice for the state’s voters.
But at websites throughout the county, voters reported similarly extensive lines. At a vote heart in Carthay Circle, a line snaked from an elementary school hallway and around the edge of a very small parking good deal.
In the meantime:
You can preserve an eye on effects as they appear in listed here, both in the presidential main, in crucial congressional primaries and the only statewide proposition on the ballot, a bond for aging community educational facilities. (As of early this early morning, it was failing, but, all over again, that could improve.)
You can test your regional information resource for assessment and final results of metropolis, county and faculty district contests.
You can keep track of presidential candidates’ delegate counts here.
You can read about Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s Tuesday, which started off in Oakland and moved on to L.A., where by he celebrated large wins in other states, and about Jill Biden’s time connecting with armed forces families in San Diego.
You can find out about why the race to be Los Angeles’s district legal professional and lead the premier prosecutor’s office in the state is significant in this view piece.
If you want to catch up on some of the context bordering the major, here’s a glimpse at how Silicon Valley executives are saying, “Anyone but Sanders.” Their staff, on the other hand, are backing him.
And if you skipped it, here’s an in-depth search at how the Latino vote could decide the 2020 race. (It is nonetheless related.)
[Also, if you experienced problems or long waits to vote anywhere in the state, tell us about what happened at CAtoday@nytimes.com.]
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California had its driest February on history. See how terrible it was — and go through about what that indicates. [The New York Times]
As the coronavirus outbreak has distribute, officials, which include Senator Dianne Feinstein, are hoping to fight misinformation and anti-Asian bigotry. [The Los Angeles Times]
And below are the latest updates on the outbreak. [The New York Times]
“We believe that they’re trying to deliver a information to all legislators.” Lyft and Uber are signaling that they are ready to expend a lot of dollars to unseat condition lawmakers who opposed them in a battle over a contested new “gig” labor law. [The Wall Street Journal]
If you skipped it, an owl that was rescued by a firefighter in the aftermath of the Maria Hearth was unveiled again into the wild. No term on if he’ll however reply to his nickname: “Ram,” for the football group. [The Ventura County Star]
And 5 fortunate little one bison have joined the Golden Gate Herd. (They’re all ladies, so it’s possible they should really be known as the Golden Girls? Just a imagined!) [The San Francisco Chronicle]
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Jill Cowan grew up in Orange County, graduated from U.C. Berkeley and has claimed all above the state, together with the Bay Space, Bakersfield and Los Angeles — but she generally wishes to see extra. Observe alongside here or on Twitter, @jillcowan.
California Now is edited by Julie Bloom, who grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from U.C. Berkeley.
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