Lin, Chau Advance to November Election

The California primary election was held on Tuesday, June 6.

Written by KEVIN WU / Published June 8, 2012  

As the 2012 California primary elections come to a close on June 5th, 2012, California citizens give Mitt Romney an almost decisive win at 79.6 % percent of all California Republican votes.

Much attention has been shifted to the former governor of Massachusetts, Romney, and the Democrat incumbent, President Obama.

Unfortunately, according to a new field poll, the California Primary Elections have a new record low in voter turnout – about 35% of all registered voters. Under six million voters cast a ballot, comparably less than that of 1996 California primary election that stood at a 41.9% of voter turnout.

In the US Senate Race, Dianne Feinstein receives an unopposed win against her Republican opponent Elizabeth Emken, with Feinstein receiving 49.3% of the vote and Emken with 11.5% of the vote.

Besides the voting of the presidential candidates, another thing to note is the results of the two initiatives for California.

Prop 29, although having raised $735 million a year to be spent on cancer research, has lost by just over one percent at 50.8 % No, and 49.2 % Yes; however, many of late and absentee ballots have yet to be counted.

Prop 28, which lowers California State Legislature term limits from 14 to 12 years, has passed with 61.4 % Yes and 38.6 % No.

As for the California State Assembly District 49 election, Matthew Lin leads with 52% of the vote, followed by Edwin Chau, at 35%, and Mitchell Ing, with 13%. Both Lin and Chau will face off in November.

The winner of the general election will succeed current Assembly Member Anthony Portantino. Mr. Portantino has represented Temple City since 2006.


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