Here’s a rundown of what Sacramento region election results look like as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10:
City of Sacramento Ballot Measures
Measure A — that’s the so-called “strong mayor” proposal that would give Mayor Darrell Steinberg more executive power — is sitting at 57 percent of the voters casting “no,” and 42 percent of in favor.
If it fails — and the measure appears poised for a loss — this would be the second time in six years that city voters have shot down an attempt to bestow more executive powers onto the mayor.
So far, we’ve seen just over 155,000 ballots counted for Measure A. CapRadio expects anywhere between 200,000 to 224,000 ballots cast in this race, far more than the 150,000 voters who weighed-in on Measure U, another citywide measure, in 2018.
Measure C, which would provide increased protections for renters, is at 61 percent “no” and 38 percent “yes.”
City of Sacramento Races
There are two City Council seats up for grabs.
In South Sacramento’s district eight, school board member Mai Vang is at 52 percent and pastor Les Simmons is at 47 percent. More than 14,000 ballots have been cast.
What’s interesting: In the primary in 2016 — which was the last time this race was decided — only 8,600 votes were cast in this district. And 9,911 voted in the primary this past March. But CapRadio anticipates anywhere from 18,500 to 21,300 ballots this election.
If this holds, Vang will form a progressive alliance at City Hall with Councilwoman-elect Katie Valenzuela.
In the North Sacramento race for the District 2 seat, challenger Sean Loloee is at 55 percent and incumbent Allen Warren is at 44 percent. Some 13,000 ballots have been counted. More than 8,000 ballots were cast this past March during the primary. And we’re estimating anywhere from 17,000 to 20,000 ballots in this race. Given that tally, it seems that Loloee will unseat the two-term Council member Warren.
Sacramento County Races
All eyes are on district three: That’s where Gregg Fishman is at 49%, and Rich Desmond at 50%, separated by 466 votes. Just over 100,000 votes have been cast; there were approximately 75,000 cast in the primary election this past March. CapRadio estimates we could see up to 142,700 ballots cast in this race, which means it could a few more updates until we have definitive clarity in this race.
Previously, Desmon had 49% of the counted ballots.
In Elk Grove, Mayor Steve Ly is at 34%, challenger Bobbie Singh-Allen is at 46%.
In Stockton, incumbent Mayor Michael Tubbs is facing a difficult re-election battle as challenger Kevin Lincoln continues to see the vote tally go in his favor.
Lincoln currently sits at 53.% percent of the vote, and Tubbs at 46.6%.
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