These are the first results posted by the Orange County Registrar of Voters, based on vote-by-mail ballots.
As of this first round, voter turnout is 14% and 253,344 vote-by-mail ballots have been counted. There are 1,809,773 registered voters in the County of Orange.
Orange County Breeze will publish an update tomorrow morning.
|Greg Raths (R)||12,667||19.73%|
|Young Kim (R)||20,233||31.51%|
|Asif Mahmood (D)||30,562||47.59%|
|Nick Taurus (R)||755||1.18%|
|Long K Pham (R)||5,179||10.28%|
|Michelle Steel (R)||22,316||44.28%|
|Jay F. Chen (D)||22,897||45.44%|
|Errol Weber (R)||857||1.24%|
|Amy Phan West (R)||4,614||6.70%|
|Katie Porter (D)||40,005||58.07%|
|Brian Burley (R)||4,836||7.02%|
|Scott Baugh (R)||18,576||26.97%|
About California’s Top-Two or Open Primary
According to the Orange County Registrar of Voters:
This means that a voter could cast his/her vote for any candidate, regardless of what party preference the voter indicated on his/her voter registration form. Only the two candidates receiving the most votes – regardless of party preference – would then go to the General Election ballot, regardless of vote totals. Even if a candidate received a majority of the vote (50 percent + 1), he/she must be in a run-off in the General Election. And, even if there were only two candidates in the open primary, a General Election is still required.