Political mobilization efforts in Kern County, combined with pressing national concerns that spurred people to vote, have increased engagement in local elections to the benefit of Democrats and Republicans alike, even as it may have brought them mixed results in individual races.
Democratic Rep. TJ Cox conceded the close race for the 21st Congressional District to former Rep. David Valadao in a phone call Friday, Cox's campaign said.
Republican David Valadao declared victory Wednesday night in his bid to take back the seat he lost two years ago, but current Democratic Rep. T.J. Cox has not conceded.
The number of outstanding ballots left to count in Kern County stood at less than 25,000 on Wednesday, according to the most recent information on the California Secretary of State's website.
Kern County Elections has plowed through another big batch of outstanding ballots and has fewer than 50,000 ballots remaining to be counted as of Friday, according to updates provided on the California Secretary of State's website.
Kern County residents voted in droves in this week's election,but so many of the ballots cast were uncounted heading into the weekend that the outcome of many local races remained uncertain.
Kern County is still waiting for as many as 100,000 ballots to be counted, and we may reportedly not get updates until next week. This causes some uncertainty in down-ballot races where there may be razor-thin differences between candidates and the vote counts themselves might be low. The to…
There still are an estimated 100,000 ballots to be counted in Kern County and an update to election results won’t happen until next week, said the county’s top elections official on Wednesday, leaving the outcome of many local races uncertain.
Kern's most powerful politician appears to have won an eighth term in Congress after balloting Tuesday but it remained too close to call Wednesday whether his local Republican ally will return with him to Washington, D.C.
Here's how local school district races have shaped up overnight. The latest results were posted by Kern County Elections just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. It is unclear how many mail-in and provisional ballots remain uncounted.
Republican challenger David Valadao maintained a slim 2 percentage point lead Wednesday morning over Democratic incumbent T.J. Cox in California's 21st Congressional District election.
Republican challenger David Valadao took a narrow lead Tuesday over Democratic incumbent T.J. Cox in partial results of California's 21st Congressional District election, while in the 23rd District, challenger Kim Mangone was trailing incumbent Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
Some of the most contested elections in Kern County were at the school board level. Some of the hottest races were open seats, but there were also serious challenges to incumbents. Though it's too soon to call any upsets, a few challengers were ahead in the votes counted on the night of the …
Election Day has arrived, though that doesn't mean we will necessarily know the outcome of Tuesday's long-awaited vote right away. Here is some information about how to vote and what to expect once polling places close at 8 p.m. in California.
This election isn't like any other: all registered voters in California have already been mailed a ballot. But that doesn't mean that poll sites don't serve a valuable role on Election Day.Voters who have their mail ballot can surrender it at any one of the 150 poll sites set up around the c…
Kim Mangone, the Democratic challenger taking on Kevin McCarthy in the 23rd Congressional District race, has made more headway against her seven-term opponent than anyone before her.
The Republican and Democratic candidates for California's 23rd Congressional District found a lot to disagree on during a televised debate on a wide range of national topics Wednesday night.
The bitter fight for California's 21st Congressional District seat only got more so Tuesday as the two candidates — incumbent Rep. T.J. Cox, D-Selma, and challenger David Valadao, R-Hanford — clashed over questions of honesty and how closely their opponent obeys his own party's leadership.
It was probably the most talked about campaign ad in one of the nation's hottest political contests, the tight race for California's 21st Congressional District seat.
The first time Democrat T.J. Cox faced Republican David Valadao in a primary election for California's 21st Congressional District seat, in 2018, Valadao won by a whopping 26 percentage points.
The hours and days following Tuesday's primary election have surely been enough to test the patience of anyone looking for quick answers.
Two Bakersfield incumbents — Republican Vince Fong and Democrat Rudy Salas — held onto leads Wednesday in their bids for reelection to state Assembly seats.
Local congressional races shifted focus to the Nov. 3 general election after Republican David Valadao maintained his lead Wednesday over incumbent Rep. T.J. Cox and Rep. Kevin McCarthy continued to hold off Democratic challenger Kim Mangone.
The McFarland Unified School District seemed to be triumphant passing its school bond measure, while two Wasco school districts appeared to fail to reach the necessary approval percentage for their bonds, according to unofficial final election results Wednesday.
Early primary election returns revealed few surprises Tuesday night in the 32nd and 34th Assembly District races.
Republican challenger David Valadao was leading Democratic Rep. T.J. Cox in early results in California's 21st Congressional District race Tuesday while, in the 23rd District, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy jumped out in front of Democratic newcomer Kim Mangone.
Kern County Supervisors Leticia Perez and David Couch pulled ahead of their challengers in very preliminary election returns Tuesday while Philip Peters, the candidate preferred by retiring Supervisor Mick Gleason, led his challengers.
The two measures on the ballot that would have overturned a ban on medical cannabis sales in Kern County both fared poorly in early election returns.
Supervisor incumbents David Couch and Leticia Perez received strong early indications of support as the first elections results trickled in Tuesday evening.
Fourth District candidate Emilio Huerta is fighting back against allegations he does not live at the Delano residence he claims to rent.
The March 3 primary election is coming up, and already voters have their mail-in ballots in hand. As you consider your votes, read The Californian's coverage of important local races and issues.
As the March 3 primary election nears, read up on The Californian's endorsements for this election. More will be added in the days leading up to Super Tuesday.
Voters in Bakersfield may have noticed an unusual circumstance this election season. While many registered voters have received mail-in ballots, the sample ballots, which contain detailed information on local measures and candidates, have yet to arrive.
Have you voted yet? Yes, we know the election is still three weeks away, but then again, it's not. Voting is underway.
As mayor's races go in Bakersfield, it will be hard to ever top the 2016 election, when 25 candidates vied for the largely ceremonial position of promoting the city, attending events, cutting ribbons, shaking hands and, in rare instances, casting a tiebreaking vote on matters before the City…
The March 3 primary election between 32nd District Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, and Republican challenger Todd Cotta of Hanford might be accurately characterized as a dress rehearsal.
For the second election in a row, voters will face conflicting medical marijuana measures that could reshape the cannabis industry in Kern County once again.
A political newcomer is squaring off against one of Kern County's most seasoned politicians in a congressional primary seen as little more than a warmup for November's general election.
A rematch seemed inevitable after November 2018's tight election for California's 21st Congressional District seat.
Political challengers licked their lips after Leticia Perez admitted to conflict of interest violations related to the marijuana industry earlier this year, but the Fifth District supervisor has made it clear she will not be unseated without a fight.
After winning with just 43 percent of the vote in 2018, Supervisor David Couch will attempt to hold on to his seat when facing attorney Emilio Huerta in March.
With Supervisor Mick Gleason stepping down at the end of his term, the First District of the Kern County Board of Supervisors will have a new representative for the first time in eight years.
Local school districts have plenty of ideas to improve their campuses and students' education, but oftentimes that comes with a hefty price tag.
Voters in McFarland and Wasco will decide the fate of three school bond measures in March that, if passed, will lead to the construction of new facilities and revitalization of several schools.