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California Secretary of State Candidates

Action News Now is breaking down the candidates in major races in the 2018 Midterm Elections.

Posted: Nov 1, 2018 4:01 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 1:00 PM

DECISION: 

Alex Padilla - 4,333,888 votes, 61.7 percent
Mark Meuser - 2,691,757 votes, 38.3 percent

**REMINDER: These are the unofficial results from the midterm elections. All official results must be certified by the Secretary of State.

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One of the major races on the ballot on Nov. 6 is for California Governor.

Responsibilities: 

  • As the state's chief elections officer, oversees statewide elections and provides public access to campaign and lobbying financial information.

  • Maintains certain business filings, authenticates trademarks, regulates notaries public, and enables secured creditors to protect their financial interests.

  • Preserves California's history by acquiring, safeguarding, and sharing the state's historical treasures

Candidates: 

Alex Padilla, Democrat

E-mail: alex@alex-padilla.com
www.alex-padilla.com
@alexpadilla4ca

"I’m running to continue serving as your Secretary of State. This is a critical time for voting rights and I have a proven record of getting results. In my first term, I’ve worked to expand access to the ballot box, protect our elections’ security, and because of my work, California is now adding millions of eligible voters to its rolls. Our Secretary of State must deliver for Californians. As President of Los Angeles City Council, State Senator, and your Secretary of State, I’ve done just that. I respectfully ask for your vote..."

To read Padilla's full candidate statement, CLICK HERE

Mark P. Meuser, Republican

E-mail: contact@markmeuser.com
www.markmeuser.com
www.facebook.com/markpmeuser

"Elections Matter. Recently, the Election Integrity Project of California filed a lawsuit where they alleged that California has more registered voters than eligible voters, 101% to be precise. Los Angeles County alone has 144% voter registration. Bloated voter rolls cost the taxpayers money to send unnecessary balloting materials. They also increase the opportunity for fraud. We need to remove from the rolls, those who have died, have moved, non-citizens, duplicate and fictitious registrations..." 

To read Meuser's full candidate statement, CLICK HERE

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 250514

Reported Deaths: 6315
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1078063457
Riverside19450479
Orange15778360
San Diego15696387
San Bernardino13676269
Imperial6979105
Alameda6472140
Fresno562677
Kern510080
Santa Clara4849160
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
San Francisco377650
Sacramento355969
San Mateo3441108
Contra Costa343279
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271019
Kings258332
Stanislaus239144
Monterey179115
Solano147625
Merced127211
Sonoma126710
Placer78611
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo58324
Madera5665
Santa Cruz4173
Napa3444
San Benito2572
Lassen2340
Butte2063
El Dorado2060
Sutter2063
Humboldt1444
Shasta1354
Nevada1231
Glenn1220
Yuba1031
Tehama881
Lake850
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Calaveras530
Del Norte511
Tuolumne430
Mono411
Inyo331
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Amador260
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
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