On Election Night in California, we brought you live updates as voters made their decisions, ballots got counted and results eventually emerged.
Local voters faced big decisions about what to do with the Mission Valley stadium site and who should serve on the City Council and the board of supervisors. Statewide voters were determining who would become the next governor, whether the 2017 gas tax should be repealed and which Californians should represent them in Congress.
Here’s how the night unfolded.
2 a.m.: The San Diego Union-Tribune has concluded its live blog updates of the midterm election.
1:45 a.m.: The latest results from San Diego County
Here’s where some of the region’s biggest races stand — with 67.7 percent of precincts reported — as we move further into Wednesday morning.
In the area’s most closely watched congressional races, Mike Levin, a Democrat, is still leading Republican Diane Harkey in the San Diego County part of the 49th District. Rep. Duncan Hunter also continued to hold a lead over challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar, a Democrat.
Incumbent Reps. Scott Peters, Susan Davis, and Juan Vargas — all Democrats — hold comfortable leads in their district races.
In the San Diego City Council races:
District 2 — Jennifer Campbell (55.52 percent) is leading Lorie Zapf (44.48 percent)
District 4 — Monica Montgomery (54.51 percent) is leading Myrtle Cole (45.49 percent)
District 6 — Chris Cate (57.03 percent) is leading Tommy Hough (42.97 percent)
District 8 — Vivian Moreno (52.79 percent) is leading Antonio Martinez (47.21 percent)
The SDSU West initiative (Measure G) is still leading the Mission Valley stadium battle. SoccerCity (Measure E) stands at 70.13 percent of votes counted rejecting the measure. SDSU West stands at 54.86 percent approving the measure.
1:31 a.m.: Photos from across San Diego County on election night
12:55 a.m.: Read our latest stories on San Diego city and county races.
As some voters head to bed and others wait up for more results from across San Diego County, these are our latest stories.
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12:41 a.m.: Updates from San Diego County
With results from more than 50 percent of voting precincts tallied by the registrar of voters, the picture is becoming a bit clearer in San Diego County.
In the San Diego City Council races:
District 2 — Jennifer Campbell (55.32 percent) is leading Lorie Zapf (44.68 percent)
District 4 — Monica Montgomery (52.85 percent) is leading Myrtle Cole (47.15 percent)
District 6 — Chris Cate (56.92 percent) is leading Tommy Hough (43.08 percent)
District 8 — Vivian Moreno (53.04 percent) is leading Antonio Martinez (46.96 percent)
The SDSU West initiative (Measure G) is still leading the Mission Valley stadium battle. SoccerCity (Measure E) stands at 77.88 percent of votes counted rejecting the measure. SDSU West stands at 55.41 percent approving the measure.
12:33 a.m.: More of California’s House races called by AP
The San Diego County Registrar of Voters has released new results, offering minor updates in its two most competitive congressional races. In the San Diego County portions of the the 49th and 50th Districts, with 40 percent of votes tallied, Democrat Mike Levin and Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter maintain their leads.
It appears San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond is on his way to replacing Bill Horn, North County’s longtime representative on the Board of Supervisors who has served in the post for 24 years but is now termed out.
In early voting returns, Desmond held a large lead over Michelle Gomez, a legislative analyst who had little government experience but did have the support of the local Democratic party.
9:00 p.m.: More news outlets call gubernatorial race in California for Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom
Gavin Newsom won a decisive victory for governor Tuesday night, placing the risk-taking liberal at the center of the resistance to President Trump at a critical moment for California.
Newsom is expected to shift state politics and policy even further to the left after eight years of Gov. Jerry Brown, a pragmatic Democrat known for his fiscal restraint and distaste for expensive new social programs.
8:50 p.m.: Trump calls Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to congratulate her on House victories
President Donald Trump called California’s Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, to congratulate her on Democrats winning a majority, according to her chief of staff.
President Trump called Leader Pelosi at 11:45 p.m. this evening to extend his congratulations on winning a Democratic House Majority. He acknowledged the Leader’s call for bipartisanship in her victory remarks.
8:40 p.m.: Democrats pick up even more Republican-held House seats
While Republicans appear to be maintaining control of the Senate, they’ve lost at least 18 seats in the House to Democrats, according to totals reported by The Associated Press. Democrats need 23 total seats to take control of the House.
8:35 p.m.: The San Francisco Chronicle calls the California governor’s race for Newsom
Several news outlets have called the California governor’s race in favor of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat.
San Diegans voted this election on what should be done with the Mission Valley stadium site and early results show the SDSU West initiative (Measure G) is leading the rival SoccerCity initiative (Measure E). Measure G is leading in early returns with 57 percent of votes in favor of the measure, while rival Measure E has secured just 28 percent approval.
Ballot measures hiking pay for city of San Diego elected officials, closing a term limits loophole and requiring more transparency in city business deals were all leading in early election returns on Tuesday night.
$3.5 billion bond measure for the San Diego Unified School District is leading in early voting results. According to early returns, about 60 percent of voters said they support the measure. The measure needs 55 percent approval to pass.
Former state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher was leading former District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis in the race to succeed Ron Roberts on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in initial returns Tuesday night, according to the Registrar of Voters.
8:27 p.m.: Democrats have won half the seats they need to reclaim the House majority
While Republicans continue picking up key Senate victories, Democrats have picked up at least 12 Republican-held House seats.
8:17 p.m.: Early voting results in San Diego County
The San Diego County Registrar of Voters is reporting results from ballots that were mailed in, submitted at drop-off points before Election Day or during early voting at the Registrar’s office.
In its two most competitive congressional races — the 49th and 50th districts — with less than 30 percent of votes counted, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and Mike Levin, a Democrat from San Juan Capistrano were leading their respective races. Both districts stretch into other counties, so there’s still much to learn about the way these races will end up.
7:33 p.m.: CNN projects that Republicans will retain control of the Senate
After key losses in Indiana and North Dakota, CNN and other news outlets are projecting that Republicans will keep control of the Senate. Democrats needed two seats to take control.
Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer defeated Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota. In Indiana’s Senate race, Democratic incumbent Joe Donnely was defeated by businessman Mike Braun, the Republican candidate.
7:24 p.m.: Muslim women join Congress for the first time
CNN has projected that Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan, and Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's nominee, will win their House seats and become the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Only two other Muslims had previously been elected to Congress.
7:20 p.m.: Texas re-elects Republican Sen. Ted Cruz to Congress
CBS calls Texas for Ted Cruz, the Republican incumbent. The contest against Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke — described by The New York Times as one of the most popular Democrats to run in Texas in years — was one of the tightest races in the country.
7:00 p.m.: Democrats flip two Republican-held House seats
The first two Republican spots in the House to be taken by Democrats were won in Florida and Virginia, according to The Associated Press. In the Miami area, former Clinton administration Cabinet member Donna Shalala, a Democrat, defeated journalist Maria Elvira Salazar, a Republican. In Virginia, Rep. Barbara Comstock, a Republican, lost to Democrat Jennifer Wexton, a prosecutor and state legislator.
6:50 p.m.: Senate slipping away from Democrats hoping to regain control
Several key Senate races Democrats hoped to win have been won by Republicans, according to news outlets which have called the races after polls closed in much of the country.
For example, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican, has been projected to former Gov. Phil Bredensen, a Democrat. In Indiana’s Senate race, Democratic incumbent Joe Donnely was defeated by businessman Mike Braun, a Trump-supported Republican.
6:45 p.m.: Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the youngest woman ever elected to Congress
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to U.S. House in New York's 14th congressional district.
6:16 p.m.: All over San Diego County, long lines at polls; mail-in ballots higher than expected
As San Diegans continued to march to the polls for Tuesday’s midterm elections, some polling places around the county are reporting they are receiving far more mail-in ballots than expected from voters dropping off their envelopes.
6:13 p.m.: High-profile house races across the country are already being called.
Polls are closed across the East Coast, and news outlets are beginning to call some of the most closely watched races in the country.
The Associated Press reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and well as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, both won their respective races and will return to Congress.
6:08 p.m.: California still accepting voter registration, polls close at 8 p.m.
In San Diego County, officials reminded people via Twitter that same-day voting registration is still possible.
Polls close in less than two hours. If you still need to register AND vote, you must go to the Registrar of Voters in Kearny Mesa. If you are registered, you can vote at your designated polling place. Mail ballot voters can drop those ballots off at any polling location.