The Weekender for June 9, 2018

The Weekender for June 9, 2018

Our newsroom could use some sleep after this week.

ICYMI: California’s primary election was Tuesday, and the whole country was watching.

Our reporters put together stories that rounded up six of the key races in San Diego County. And our data wizard, Brandon Quester, created a map for exploring the election results. Even better, it lets you see how your neighborhood voted by typing in your address.

Catch up on all of our election coverage and analysis, and have a great weekend.

(I’m going back to bed now)

—Shyla Nott, inewsource

Republican law enforcement candidates win big

Voters on Tuesday elected two Republicans in landslides to San Diego County’s top law enforcement posts — Summer Stephan as district attorney and Bill Gore as sheriff.

And that’s in a county where voter registration favors Democrats.

Here’s what you should know:

Stephan, who was appointed district attorney last year, beat Deputy Public Defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright, 64 percent to 36 percent.
Gore, who was appointed sheriff in 2009 and first elected in 2010, beat his challenger, sheriff’s Cmdr. Dave Myers, 56 percent to 43 percent.

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Congress: 49th and 50th districts

49th Congressional District
In one of the most contested races this year, Republican Diane Harkey of Dana Point finished first in the primary with 25.6 percent of the votes.

Harkey will face a runoff with environmental attorney and Democrat Mike Levin of South Orange County. Levin received a larger share of votes in his home county than in San Diego County.

50th Congressional District
In the 50th District, Democratic candidates barely made a dent in challenging Republican Duncan Hunter, who is under investigation by the FBI for possibly misusing campaign funds.

Hunter, who captured 48.7 percent of the vote, won almost all of the district’s 348 precincts. His closest challenger, Ammar Campa-Najjar, won eight precincts, and captured 16.3 percent of the vote.

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Supervisors: 4th and 5th districts

4th District Board of Supervisors
Democrat Nathan Fletcher, a former assemblyman, was the top vote-getter with almost 29 percent. Republican Bonnie Dumanis, a former district attorney, came in second with 27.5 percent.

5th District Board of Supervisors
Republican San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond got 45 percent of the vote. Democrat Michelle Gomez, a governmental affairs legislative analyst, came in second with 22 percent. Desmond could have won outright if he had captured more than 50 percent of the vote.

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Map the election results by precinct

The primary is over. Now what?

Well, you can dig deeper into the voting numbers using our six searchable maps. They let you explore Tuesday’s election results by precinct or by address. (Now you can see how your neighbors voted on key races.)

To search the maps, select a race using the filters on the left. You can then use the address search to find your precinct or click-and-drag to explore each of the six maps. By clicking on a precinct, you can see a breakdown of voting by candidate.

Explore the maps…

Scenes of election night

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About Shyla Nott:

Shyla Nott
Shyla Nott is a social media web producer for inewsource. To contact her with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email shylanott [at] inewsource [dot] org.