Trump Backed Candidate Wins in Wisconsin as GOP Poised to Take Cali Seat From Dems

  • 2020-05-13
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Backed Candidate Wins in Wisconsin as GOP Poised to Take Cali Seat From Dems
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
In two little known races on Tuesday night, the GOP and Trump-backed candidates appear to have had a good night.

According to Fox News:

Candidates backed by President Trump were outperforming expectations in two closely watched congressional special elections on Tuesday night, as former Navy combat pilot Mike Garcia inched closer to retaking Democrat Katie Hill's California seat and Republican Tom Tiffany easily prevailed in Wisconsin.

Garcia grabbed a substantial early lead Tuesday in the fight for the open U.S. House seat north of Los Angeles in the swing 25th District, giving California Republicans a chance to claim a Democratic-held congressional seat in the state for the first time since 1998. With 76 percent of precincts reporting and approximately 143,000 ballots counted, Garcia was leading Democrat Christy Smith 55.9 percent to 44.1 percent.

But, California routinely counts large numbers of votes after election day. An unknown number of ballots remained uncounted and Los Angeles County, where most of them are located, was not expected to update its tally again until Friday.

Virtually all voters were expected to mail in ballots because of the virus outbreak, though a sprinkling of polling places were available for those who wanted to vote in person. Mail-in ballots can arrive as late as Friday and still be counted provided they were postmarked by election day.

Trump lost the district by 6 points in 2016. Continue to check with TTN as we will update as results become available.

 Source: TTN

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