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Clinton Maintains Santa Monica Win in Certified Election Results
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By Jonathan Friedman
Associate Editor

July 8, 2016 -- Hillary Clinton remains the local favorite after the final Santa Monica ballots from the June 7 primary election were counted and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors certified the results on Tuesday.

The former secretary of state, senator and first lady received 13,917 votes (55 percent) to rival Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 11,251 (44 percent).

Donald Trump easily won the local Republican primary with 3,176 votes (66 percent).

His closest opponent was John Kasich with 639 votes. The landslide win was arguably smaller than it should have been since Trump was the only actively campaigning Republican on the day of the election.

Voter turnout in Santa Monica was 47.79 percent, with 31,119 of the 65,277 registered voters going to polls or submitting absentee ballots.

The party breakdown of voters was 21,458 Democrats, 3,535 Republicans, 5,728 “no party preference,” 265 American Independents, 104 Greens, 87 Libertarians and 22 Peace & Freedom.

State Attorney General Kamala Harris widened her lead with updated counting in the race for the U.S. Senate.

She topped the 34-candidate field with 17,095 votes. Her nearest opponent was U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez with 3,464 votes.

There was also a wide margin between the two Democrats in the official statewide election. They will meet again in the general election in November to determine who will succeed outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer.

State Assemblyman Richard Bloom and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu won their primary elections easily. The two Democrats defeated their Republican opponents by large margins and will face them in rematches in November.


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