2018 California Midterm Election Results


Midterm elections held across the U.S. Here are the results for California's races

Major Races in California

It's here! After months of ads, arguments and back and forth, you've finally had your chance to make your vote heard at the ballot box. It's going to be a long night of election results, so keep checking back here for all the results as they come in.  

Governor - Gavin Newsom Projected to Win

Gavin Newsom (D) vs John Cox (R)

95 % Precincts reporting

Gavin Newsom is projected to be elected elected the 40th Governor of California, following Gov. Jerry Brown who has termed out. 

Gavin Newsom - 4,138,689 - 60%

John Cox - 2,820,485 - 40%

Lieutenant Governor -  Eleni Kounalakis (D) Projected to Win

Eleni Kounalakis (D) vs Ed Hernandez (D)

95 % Precincts reporting

Eleni Kounalakis - 3,215,718 56%

Ed Hernández - 2,560,258 - 44%

California Secretary of State - Alex Padilla Projected to Win

Alex Padilla (D) vs Mark Meuser (R) 

95 % Precincts reporting

Alex Padilla - 4,241,593 - 62%

Mark Meuser - 2,621,712 - 38%

For California State Controller - Betty Yee Projected to Win

Betty Yee (D) Konstantino Roditis (R) 

95 % Precincts reporting

Betty Yee - 4,312,609 63%

Konstantinos Roditis - 2,534,065  - 37%

For California State Treasurer - Fiona Ma Projected to Win

Fiona Ma (D) vs Greg Conlon (R) 

95% Precincts reporting

Fiona Ma - 4,183,695 - 61%

Greg Conlon - 2,642,526 - 38%

For California State Attorney General - Xavier Becerra Projected to Win

Xavier Becerra (D) vs Steven Bailey (R) 

95 % Precincts reporting

Xavier Becerra - 4,169,353 - 61%

Steven Bailey - 2,687,223 - 39%

For California Insurance Commissioner - 

Ricardo Lara (D) vs Steve Poizner (No Party Preference stated) 

95 % Precincts reporting

Steve Poizner - 3,210,106 - 49%

Ricardo Lara - 3,317,677 - 51%

For Superintendent of Public Instruction - 

Tony K. Thurmond vs Marshall Tuck

95 % Precincts reporting

Marshall Tuck - 3,016,213 - 51%

Tony Thurmond - 2,944,821  - 49%

U.S. Senate - Sen. Dianne Feinstein Projected to Win

Kevin de Leòn (D) vs Dianne Feinstein (D)

95 % Precincts reporting

Dianne Feinstein - 3,354,252 54%

Kevin de León - 2,816,735 - 46%

Los Angeles County Sheriff - Too Close to Call

Sheriff Jim McDonnell vs Retired sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva

100 % of Precincts reporting

Sheriff Jim McDonnell - 815,406 

Retired Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva - 820,333 - 50%

Prop 1 results

Propositions

Eleven propositions were placed on the ballot this year with issues ranging from bond issues to a repeal of the gas tax.

Proposition 1 - Authorizes bonds to fund specified housing assistance programs - PASSES

95% Precincts reporting

Yes - 3,646,803- 54%

No - 3,090,326 - 46%

Prop 2 results

Proposition 2 - Authorizes bonds to fund existing housing program for individuals with mental illness - PASSES

95 % Precincts reporting

Yes - 4,136,994 - 61%

No - 2,629,166 - 39%

Prop 3 results

Proposition 3 - Authorizes bonds to fund projects for water supply and quality, watershed, fish, wildlife, water conveyance, and groundwater sustainability and storage - FAILS

95% Precincts reporting

No - 3,501,515 52%

Yes - 3,187,440 - 48%

Proposition 4 results

Proposition 4 - Authorizes bonds funding construction at hospitals providing children's health care - PASSES

95 % Precincts reporting

Yes - 4,098,796 - 61%

No - 2,666,599 - 39%

Proposition 5 results

Proposition 5 - Changes requirements for certain property owners to transfer their property tax base to replacement property - FAILS

95% Precincts reporting

No - 3,909,288 58%

Yes - 2,815,851 - 42%

Proposition 6 - the gas tax repeal results

Proposition 6 - Eliminates certain road repair and transportation funding, requires certain fuel taxes and vehicle fees be approved by the electorate - FAILS

95% Precincts reporting

No - 3,797,133 55%

Yes - 3,069,584 - 45%

Proposition 7 results

Proposition 7 - Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to change Daylight Saving Time period - PASSES

95% Precincts reporting

Yes - 4,014,400 - 60%

No - 2,694,858 - 40%

Proposition 8 results - kidney dialysis ballot measure

Proposition 8 - Regulates amounts outpatient kidney dialysis clinics charge for dialysis treatment - FAILS

95 % Precincts reporting

No - 4,181,212 62%

Yes - 2,610,060 - 38%

Proposition 10 results - rent control ballot measure

Proposition 10 - Expands local governments' authority to enact rent control on residential property - FAILS

95% Precincts reporting

No - 4,228,733 - 62%

Yes - 2,626,229 - 38%

Proposition 11 results - Ambulance breaks initiative

Proposition 11 - Requires private-sector emergency ambulance employees remain on-call during work breaks. Eliminates certain employer liability - PASSES

95 % Precincts reporting

Yes - 4,019,252 - 59%

No - 2,744,992 - 41%

Proposition 12 results - animals in cages ballot measures

Proposition 12 - Establishes new standards for confinement of specified farm animals, bans sale of noncomplying products - PASSES

95 % Precincts reporting

Yes - 4,126,366 - 61%  

No - 2,635,545 - 39%

California Congressional Races

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 8TH DISTRICT

Paul Cook - 66,136 - 60%

Tim Donnelly - 43,589 - 40%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 23RD DISTRICT

Kevin McCarthy - 89,568 - 66%

Tatiana Matta - 45,152 - 34%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 24TH DISTRICT

Salud Carbajal - 96,088 - 56%

Justin Fareed - 75,578 - 44%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 25TH DISTRICT

Katie Hill - 83,662 - 51%

Steve Knight - 79,545 - 49%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 26TH DISTRICT

Julia Brownley - 96,489 - 59%

Antonio Sabato Jr. - 65,894 - 41%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 27TH DISTRICT

Judy Chu - 104,414 - 78%

Bryan Witt - 28,740 - 22%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 29TH DISTRICT

Tony Cardenas - 78,470 - 79%

Benny Bernal - 20,592 - 21%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 30TH DISTRICT

Brad Sherman - 124,383 - 71%

Mark Reed - 49,887 - 29%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 31ST DISTRICT

Pete Aguilar - 61,747 - 56%

Sean Flynn - 48,234 - 44%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 33RD DISTRICT

Ted Lieu - 144,380 - 68%

Kenneth Wright - 67,939 - 32%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 34TH DISTRICT

Jimmy Gomez - 70,695 - 74%

Kenneth Mejia - 24,593 - 26%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 35TH DISTRICT

Norma Torres - 58,982 - 68%

Christian Valiente - 28,282 - 32%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 36TH DISTRICT

Raul Ruiz - 44,695 - 57%

Kimberlin Pelzer - 33,892 - 43%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 38TH DISTRICT

Linda Sanchez - 91,031 - 67%

Ryan Downing - 45,115 - 33%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 39TH DISTRICT

Young Kim - 74,904 - 51%

Gil Cisneros - 70,928 - 49%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 40TH DISTRICT

Lucille Roybal-Allard - 61,357 - 78%

Rodolfo Barragan - 17,454 - 22%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 42ND DISTRICT

Ken Calvert - 43,134 - 61%

Julia Peacock - 27,314 - 39%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 43RD DISTRICT

Maxine Waters - 97,911 - 76%

Omar Navarro - 31,188 - 24%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 44TH DISTRICT

Nanette Barragan - 65,748 - 69%

Aja Brown - 28,961 - 31%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 45TH DISTRICT

Mimi Walters - 94,998 - 52%

Katie Porter - 88,765 - 48%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 46TH DISTRICT

Lou Correa - 47,763  - 63%

Russell Lambert - 27,600 - 37%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 47TH DISTRICT

Alan Lowenthal - 86,427 - 62%

John Briscoe - 52,131 - 38%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 48TH DISTRICT

Harley Rouda - 91,750 - 51%

Dana Rohrabacher - 89,068 - 49%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 49TH DISTRICT

Mike Levin - 76,135 - 52%

Diane Harkey - 69,031 - 48%

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 50TH DISTRICT

Duncan D. Hunter - 66,719 - 54%

Ammar Campa-Najjar - 56,288 - 46%

Major Races Across the Nation 

Republicans will retain control of the United States Senate and may even pick up a few seats as the night goes on after Ted Cruz managed to fend off a surprisingly strong Democratic challenger and Kevin Cramer (R) was able to defeat Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp (D) in North Dakota. 

Republicans were also able to take control of Democrat Joe Donnelly's Senate Seat in Indiana, helping them defend the Senate from a Democratic takeover. 

However, it's not all good news for Republicans. Democrats will pick up more than enough congressional seats across the nation to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats were able to pick up several seats in conservative districts where Trump won in 2016. 

The only question now is how many seats Democrats will control by the end of the night. 

Georgia 

Stacy Abrahams (D) vs Brian Kemp (R) 

With 100% of precincts reporting, Republican Brian Kemp is leading Democrat Stacey Abrams 51-48. Abrams hasn't led Kemp all night.

Brian Kemp - 1,962,547 - 51%

Stacey Abrams - 1,887,161 - 49%

Florida - Ron DeSantis (R) WINS

Andrew Gillum (D) vs Ron DeSantis (R) 

Republican Ron DeSantis will go on to become the new Governor of Florida after defeating Democratic challenger Andrew Gillum. 

Texas - TED CRUZ (R) WINS 

Beto O'Rourke (D) vs Ted Cruz (R) 

NBC News has called the Texas senate seat for Republican incumbent Ted Cruz, despite a surprisingly strong challenge from Democratic congressman Beto O'Rourke. 

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