Low-turnout primary results

  • [Matta for Congress campaign photo]

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    [Matta for Congress campaign photo]

  • [Results as of Wednesday night, June 6]

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    [Results as of Wednesday night, June 6]

By Wednesday, June 6, the Kern County Election Board reports that only about 22% of the county’s voters took part in this week’s primary (compared to nearly 68% in the 2016 presidential election).

Maybe folks were confused by the unusual “top two” primary in which all candidates, regardless of party, duke it out. The top two finishers face off in November’s midterms for state and federal offices. Local races with just two candidates were settled this week. Here are some key Kern County results:

— Notes by Marcy Axness, TME

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Two of the tightest races involved Congressional candidate Tatiana Matta (left), who passed up her closest opponent Wendy Reed by just two percentage points, and Kern County District Attorney candidate Cynthia Zimmer (right), whose challenger Scott Spielman finished just under 8% behind.

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