Media getting giddy over a special election out in California CD-25 vote pitting, Christy Smith, an Democrat against , Mike Garcia, a Republican, in a district that that has turned more minority in recent years…*
The seat was vacated by former Representative Katie Hill , a white female, due her sexual situation with a staffer
Vote was by mail-in ballot…
The minority mail-ins where much less then the white ones even as the district has turned slightly more minority…Garcia ran as a solid Trump supporter…
There will be a rematch in November…
*Update…Garcia has claimed victory ….
In many ways, Tuesday’s special election in California’s 25th Congressional District to choose the successor to former Representative Katie Hill is a microcosm of national politics right now, and a harbinger of what’s to come in November, when many states are expected to move toward vote-by-mail elections amid the pandemic.
The race between Christy Smith, a Democrat and longtime elected official, and her Republican opponent, Mike Garcia, a former pilot and current defense contractor, has become increasingly nasty as they have battled on the airwaves while confined to their homes….
Updated 8:41 AM ET76% reporting
143,335 votes, 314 of 411 precincts reporting