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LA and OC vote counts continue, plus the Latino vote in this year’s midterms

I VOTED stickers are seen at a polling station on the campus of the University of California, Irvine, on November 6, 2018 in Irvine, California on election day. - Americans vote Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's presidency, with control of Congress at stake. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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I VOTED stickers are seen at a polling station on the campus of the University of California, Irvine, on November 6, 2018 in Irvine, California on election day.

Many of the races in Tuesday’s midterm election have been called, but some, like the LA County Sheriff’s race, still hang in the balance, dependent on numbers from provisional ballots, mail-ins and other votes that are still being counted.

Many of the races in Tuesday’s midterm election have been called, but some, like the LA County Sheriff’s race, still hang in the balance, dependent on numbers from provisional ballots, mail-ins and other votes that are still being counted.

We check in on the cote counts from Los Angeles and Orange County.

Plus, ahead of the midterm elections, there was talk of whether we’d see a surge in the “latino vote.” Now, some are saying that the turnout was underwhelmingwhile others claim that it was crucial to the Democrats securing the House.

We check in with the director of Latino Policy & Politics Initiative at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Sonja Diaz, who has been analyzing the California and national data on Latino voting trends this election season.  

Guests:

Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters for Orange County, California

Dean Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for Los Angeles County, California

Sonja Diaz, founding director of the Latino Policy & Politics Initiative at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

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