As of 11/7/18, approximately 665,000 ballots have already been tabulated in Orange County, and an estimated 420,000 additional ballots remain uncounted. If that estimate holds true, approximately 70% of voters will have participated in the political process. That figure would be a historically high turnout for a midterm election. In fact, that level of turnout would resemble the turnout of a Presidential election. In the prior midterm election, only 45% of voters cast a ballot. Thus, there may be a 50% increase in turnout since the previous midterm.
The outstanding mail and provisional ballots will likely take several days/weeks to finalize. To view updated numbers, please visit the Orange County Registrar’s website here or the California Secretary of State website here. For the time being, tentative results are provided below…
* Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) trails by 436 votes