LIVE: Long Beach June Election Night Coverage - Pearce Closes Election Night with Slim Lead

8:15AM  |  Pearce closes out the lead on the election night with a slim lead over Gray as the final precinct result comes in — 50.96 percent to 49.04 percent. 

Pearce finished the night with just 134 more votes than Gray. 

3:26AM  |  With all but one precinct of 28 counted, Jeannine Pearce's lead over Eric Gray has widened—but the race remains tight.

Pearce, with 50.95 percent, leads Gray, with 49.05 percent, by just 127 votes.

3:07AM  |  Jeannine Pearce is holding on to a narrow lead over Eric Gray in the race for Long Beach's City Council District 2 seat, 50.75 percent to 49.25 percent with 23 out of 28 precincts reporting. With 5,995 ballots counted so far, 87 votes separate the two candidates. 

Hillary Clinton's lead over Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles county has narrowed, but not by much, with the former Secretary of State beating the Vermont senator 57.75 percent to 41.16 percent, with over 77 percent of precincts reporting. Statewide, Clinton leads 56 percent to 43 percent with over 90% reporting.

With less than a quarter of county precincts left to be counted, Isadore Hall, III (D) leads for the 44th US Representative seat with 42.31 percent of the vote. Alan Lowenthal (D), with 71.35 percent of the vote appears maintains a commanding lead in the 47th. 

Steven Bradford (D) continues to lead Warren Furutani (D) 36.66% to 23.73% in the 35th district State Senate race.

Anthony Rendon (D) leads the 63rd district State Assembly race with 76.56 percent of the vote, and Mike Gipson leads the 64th with 77.08 percent of the vote.

As the top two vote getters, it appears Kamala Harris (D) and Loretta Sanchez (D) will move on to the November election for United States Senator, with 44.02 percent and 20.81 percent of the vote, respectively.

2:04AM  |  With 18 out of 28 precincts reporting, Jeannine Pearce maintains a slim lead over Eric Gray, 50.42% to 49.58%.

"We always knew it would be a close election," Gray told the Post. "I’m really happy to see the support we have here, and you know, we’ll find out tomorrow what happens."

"I felt good, I felt like we ran a strong ground campaign," he said of going into the race. "But we knew we were up against some forces out there that are sophisticated. We did what we could from a grassroots perspective."

At over 59% of precincts reporting, county and statewide results remain largely unchanged.

Previously: 12:52AM  |  With six out of 28 precincts reporting, Jeannine Pearce has pulled ahead, but just barely. Separated by 42 votes, Pearce currently leads Eric Gray 50.83 percent to 49.17 percent, with 22 precincts still left to report. 

"For the last year, we said we think we can we think we can we think we can... and tonight, we did it!" Pearce said of the preliminary results, addressing the crowd at her election night party at Long Beach's Federal Underground. 

At over 37 percent of precincts reporting, standings for the county and statewide races have changed little. Hillary Clinton continues to lead Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination in Los Angeles County, 59.82 percent to 38.97 percent. Statewide, Clinton leads 57.2 percent to 41.8 percent.

With a majority of votes cast, it appears as though Measure A will pass with over 58 percent of the vote, Measure B will pass with over 56 percent of the vote, and Measure LB will pass with close to 62 percent of the vote.


PREVIOUSLY: Tuesday, June 7 11:36PM  |  With three out of 28 precincts reporting, Eric Gray and Jeannine Pearce are in a dead tie for the Long Beach City Council Second District seat, with 1,059 votes each.

With 17.28% of county precincts reporting, the race remains relatively steady. We will continue to update if and as any major shifts take place.

MEASURES A&B

Measure A and Measure B both look likely to pass, with Measure A gathering 14,184 YES votes, or 59.75 percent of the vote. Measure B has 13,668 YES votes, or 58.09% of the vote.

MEASURE LB

Measure LB—which is a school bond measure and therefore needs 55% of the vote to pass—is looking likely to go that way, with 62.29% of the vote currently, or 17,030 votes.

COUNTY SUPERVISOR

4th District
Janice Hahn leads with 47.27 percent and 51,234 votes. Steve Napolitano trails with 38.78% percent of the vote with a total of 42,035 votes.

STATE SENATE

35th District 
Steven Bradford (D) leads with 35.47% percent of the vote with a tally of 11,431 votes, with Warren Furutani (D) behind with 24.18 percent of the vote and 7,791 votes.

STATE ASSEMBLY

63rd District 
Anthony Rendon (D) leads with 73.80% percent of the vote with 10,529 votes while Republican Adam Miller tallies 3,738 votes so far with 26.20 percent of the vote.

64th District
Mike Gipson (D) leads with 78.56 percent of the votes with 9,352 votes counted, while Republican candidate Theresa Sanford trails with 21.44 percent of the vote with 2,552 votes counted.

US REPRESENTATIVE

44th District

Isadore Hall, III (D) brings in 45.21 percent of the vote tallying 10,138 total votes, followed by Nanette Diaz Barragán (D) who has 21.05 percent of the vote with 4,720 votes.

47th District 
Alan Lowenthal (D) maintains a commanding lead with 68.95 percent of the vote with 15,741 votes. Andy Whallon (R) brings in 18.50 percent of the vote with 4,224 votes.

UNITED STATES SENATOR

Kamala Harris (D) leads with 43.50 percent of the vote totaling 186,863 votes followed by Loretta Sanchez (D) with 21.37 percent of the vote and 91,804 votes. Both look likely to advance to the November election.

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

Hillary Clinton leads in Los Angeles county with 63.14 percent of the vote and 191,594 votes followed by Bernie Sander with 35.61 percent of the vote with 108,076 votes. 


PREVIOUSLY: 11:00PM | 436 out of 4,698 Los Angeles County precincts have reported, with 27,532 poll ballots now counted for the election. 

COUNTY SUPERVISOR

4th District
Janice Hahn's lead wavers slightly from 49.52 to 49.03 percent of the vote, bringing in 38,887 votes in total. Steve Napolitano remains about 10 percent behind Hahn with 39.33 percent of the vote and a total of 31,190 votes. Ralph Pacheco still follows both candidates with 11.79 percent of the vote and 9,236 votes.

STATE SENATE

35th District 
Steven Bradford (D) remains in the lead with 35.30 percent of the vote with a total of 9,260 votes with Warren Furutani (D) still not far behind with 23.98 percent of the vote and 6,291 votes. Charlotte Svolos (R) trails Furutani with 21.68 percent of the vote and a total of 5,689 votes, while Isaac Galvan (D) brings in a slight increase with 19.04 percent of the vote and 4,995 votes.

STATE ASSEMBLY

63rd District 
Anthony Rendon's (D) lead has increased from 70.57 percent of the vote to 72.97 now totaling 7,180 votes, while Adam Miller (R) tallies 2,660 votes so far with 27.03 percent of the vote.

64th District
Mike Gipson (D) now has 80.24 percent of the vote with 7,405 votes counted, while Theresa Sanford (R) remains behind with a slight decrease from 19.79 percent of the vote to 19.76, totaling 1,824 votes counted.

UNITED STATES SENATOR

Kamala Harris (D) comes in with 44.35 percent of the vote, a slight waver from the 44.88 percent of the vote previously, now totaling 162,306 votes. Loretta Sanchez (D) follows with 20.18 percent of the vote and 73,838 votes.

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

Hillary Clinton remains in the lead, but drops from 65.71 percent of the vote to 64.77 percent, with 161,038 votes, followed by Bernie Sanders with 33.93 percent of the vote and 84,355 votes.


Previously: 10:20PM | As Long Beach awaits more local results, 401 out of 4,698 Los Angeles County precincts have reported with 20,487 poll ballots and 387,237 vote-by-mail ballots counted for the county election. 

COUNTY SUPERVISOR

4th District
Janice Hahn still brings in nearly half the early vote count with a slight drop to from 49.58 to 49.52 percent now with 37,496 votes. Steve Napolitano remains about 10 percent behind Hahn with 39.69 percent of the vote and a total of 30,050 votes. Ralph Pacheco still follows both candidates with 10.79 percent of the vote and 8,167 votes.


 Previously: 9:37PM | The early local election results have started to come in.   

"It feels exciting!" Eric Gray told the Long Beach Post, as early results showed him in a tight lead. 

"We probably have a very long night ahead of us," Pearce told the crowd gathered at The Federal Bar in downtown Long Beach. "Our goal was to be at 47 once the vote-by-mail ballots were cast."

Councilmember 2nd District

With only vote-by-mail ballots counted, Eric Gray takes the lead with 50.95 percent of the vote, totaling 816 votes, followed closely by Jeannine Pearce with 49.06 percent of the vote and 786 total votes.

Measure A

10,672 have voted yes on the measure, composing 59.24 percent of the vote.

Measure B

10,358 voters say yes to to the measure, composing 58.02 percent of the vote.

Measure LB

12,492 voted yes on the measure, composing 61.50 percent of the vote.


Previously: 9:20PM | As Long Beach awaits local results, 389 out of 4,698 Los Angeles County precincts have reported with 18,299 poll ballots and 387,237 vote-by-mail ballots counted for the statewide primary election.

UNITED STATES SENATOR

Kamala Harris' (D) lead changes slightly from 44.88 percent to 44.69 of the vote now totaling 160,007 votes, followed by Loretta Sanchez (D) with 19.80 percent of the vote and 70,884 votes.

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

Hillary Clinton's lead barely wavers from 65.71 to 65.01 percent of the vote, now totaling 157,201 votes, followed by Bernie Sanders with 33.68 percent of the vote with 81,443 votes.


Previously: 8:55PM | As the polls close this evening, Long Beach awaits the results from 28 precincts that voted today for the City Council District 2 seat, as well as Measures A, B and LB. At this time, only early results for the statewide primary election have come in.

COUNTY SUPERVISOR

4th District
Janice Hahn brings in nearly half the early vote count with 49.58 percent and 36,641 votes. Steve Napolitano is about 10 percent behind bringing in 39.69 percent of the vote with a total of 29,329 votes. Ralph Pacheco trails both candidates with 10.73 percent of the vote and 7,929 votes.

STATE SENATE

33rd District
Ricardo Lara runs unopposed.

35th District
Steven Bradford (D) takes the lead with 35.27 percent of the vote with a tally of 9,217 early votes with Warren Furutani (D) not far behind with 23.99 percent of the vote and 6,268 votes. Charlotte Svolos (R) trails Furutani with 21.74 percent of the vote and a total of 5,681 votes while Isaac Galvan (D) brings in 19 percent with 4,964 votes.

STATE ASSEMBLY

63rd District
Democratic candidate Anthony Rendon has reeled in 70.57 percent of the vote with 6,000 votes while Republican Adam Miller tallies 2,502 votes so far with 29.43 percent of the vote.

64th District
Democratic candidate Mike Gipson has 80.21 percent of the votes with 7,318 early votes counted, while Republican candidate Theresa Sanford is far behind with 19.79 percent of the early vote with 1,806 early votes counted.

70th District
Patrick O’Donnell runs unopposed.

US REPRESENTATIVE

47th District
Alan Lowenthal (D) takes the lead in the early vote with 68.04 percent of the vote with 12,071 votes. Andy Whallon (R) brings in 18.97 percent of the vote with 3,365 votes, close to Sanford Kahn (R) who brings in 12.99 percent and 2,305 votes.

44th District

Isadore Hall, III (D) brings in 49.31 percent of the early votes tallying 7,108 total votes, followed by Nanette Diaz Barragán (D) who has 20.19 percent of the vote with 2,910 votes.

UNITED STATES SENATOR

Kamala Harris (D) comes in with 44.88 percent of the vote totaling 153,478 votes followed by Loretta Sanchez (D) with 19.78 percent of the vote and 67,641 votes.

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

Hillary Clinton leads with 65.71 percent of the early vote and 151,171 votes followed by Bernie Sander with 32.97 percent of the vote with 75,848 votes.


Previously:

As the polls close at 8:00PM for the statewide primary election and the Long Beach local election, the Long Beach Post will be here with live coverage as the results roll in for the contentious race between Jeannine Pearce and Eric Gray for the City Council District 2 seat, decisions on Measures A and B and Measure LB, the Long Beach City College Classroom Repair, Career Education, Student Transfer Measure.

We will also be covering the results for the countywide race between Janice Hahn, Steve Napolitano and Ralph Pacheco for 4th District County Supervisor and 47th District US Representative, while, as laid out in the Long Beach Voters’ Guide to the June Primary Election, District Attorney Jackie Lacy, 70th District Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell and 33rd District State Sen. Ricardo Lara will find out if they retain their current positions, as all three raced unopposed.

We'll also have statewide results for you, on the race for senator, the democratic presidential candidate and State Measure 50.


 

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