2022 California Live Results
||November 8, 2022
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Primaries in California feature all candidates from all parties on a single ballot. The top two finishers - even if from the same party - advanced to the general election.
Appointed in January, 2021 to fill the seat vacated by Vice-President Kamala Harris, Democrat Alex Padilla is seeking his first full term. Padilla and Republican Attorney Mark Meuser advanced from the June primary.
These two will also be separately on the ballot for a special election to complete the final weeks of Harris' term. Results here >>
Padilla is favored to keep the seat.
Having survived a 2021 recall election, Democrat Gavin Newsom appears well positioned to win a second term. He'll meet GOP State Sen. Brian Dahle.
These elections will be conducted using redistricted boundaries. The state has lost a district for the first time in its history.
Six districts saw two Democrats advance from the June top-two primary, removing any suspense about which party will prevail in those.
There are quite a few seats on the competitive list here. It may be a while before we know the winner in some of them. California elections are largely by mail, ballots can be postmarked as late as Election Day, and the counting can take a while.
Democrats hold a 31-9 majority over Republicans in the California State Senate. Members serve four-year staggered terms; half the seats are up for election in 2022.
Democrats hold a 60-19 supermajority in the California State Assembly. There is one independent. Members serve two-year terms.