The semi-official results of Tuesday’s election indicate many close races, although both propositions passed.
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Statewide, the vote for governor had incumbent Jerry Brown (D) garnering 54.4 percent of the vote, Neel Kashkari (R) 19.1 percent and Tim Donnelly (R) 14.8 percent. In El Dorado County, Brown pulled 42.89 percent of the vote, Kashkari 29.14 percent and Donnelly 18.11 percent.
The race for Lieutenant Governor statewide had incumbent Gavin Newsom (D) drawing the most votes with 49.8 percent, Ron Nehring (R) was second with 23.2 percent and David Fennell (R) third with 8.8 percent. In El Dorado County, Newsom pulled 39.49 percent of the vote, Nehring 36.34 percent, and Fennell 7.7 percent.
For Secretary of State, statewide Alex Padilla (D) pulled 30.1 percent of the vote, Pete Peterson (R) 29.7 percent and Leland Yee (D) 9.8 percent. Yee is currently under indictment for corruption and gun running. In El Dorado county, Peterson received 33.55 percent, Padilla 19.22 percent and Dan Schnur 14.75 percent.
For Controller, Ashley Swearengin (R) had a slim statewide lead with 24.4 percent, John Perez had (D) 21.7 percent, David Evans (R) 21.6 percent and Betty Yee (D) 21.4 percent. In El Dorado County, Swearengin received 31.13 percent, Evans 27.79 percent and Yee 16.82 percent.
For Treasurer, John Chiang (D) received 55 percent of the statewide vote and Greg Conlon (R) 38.5 percent. In El Dorado County, Conlon received 48.83 percent and Chiang 45.06 percent.
For Attorney General, incumbent Kamala Harris (D) received 53 percent, Ronald Gold (R) 12.7 percent and Phil Wyman (R) 11.5 percent. In El Dorado County, Harris received 40.26 percent, Gold 16.95 percent and Phil Wyman (R) 15.85 percent.
For Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones (D) received 53.1 percent and Ted Gaines (R) 41.6 percent. In El Dorado County, Gaines received 56.58 percent and Jones 38.26 percent.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson received 46.9 of the vote, Marshall Tuck 28.7 percent and Lydia Gutierrez 24.4 percent. In El Dorado County, Torlakson received 41.55 percent, Tuck 34.85 percent and Gutierrez 23.19 percent.
For Proposition 41, which was the Veterans Housing and Homeless Bond Act, statewide the vote was 65.4 percent for and 34.6 percent against. In El Dorado County, the vote was 54.33 percent for and 45.67 percent against.
For Proposition 42, which was the Public Records, Open Meetings and Reimbursement Measure, statewide the vote was 61.5 percent yes and 38.5 percent no. In El Dorado County it was 48.58 percent yes and 51.42 percent no.
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