Via LA Times
The race for the 9th District City Council seat pits state Sen. Curren Price (D-Los Angeles), a veteran African American politician, against Ana Cubas, a youthful Latina seeking her first elected office. Their biographies and backgrounds present a stark contrast; their campaign platforms do not. Both have promised to bring more city services to the blighted 9th, clean up the commercial corridors, attract investment and create jobs. Sadly, neither has offered a detailed, credible plan to accomplish these objectives. But Price's experience and connections give voters more reason to believe he can move the district in the right direction.Read more
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An analysis by the Los Angeles Times Data Desk. This map shows how Los Angeles voted in the March 5, 2013, primary and the previous three mayoral contests. Each dot represents a voter in one of the hundreds of precincts across the city.
It will be updated after the May 21 runoff election with the latest results.
Via the Los Angeles Times:
Democrats' overwhelming victory in California on election day was driven by Latino, Asian and African American voters, who made up a record 40% of the state’s electorate, according to exit poll data.
Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll, said that despite the fact that non-Hispanic white voters favored GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney over President Obama by eight percentage points, Obama carried the state by 20 points, rooted in his strong support among the state’s ethnic voters.Read more