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Welcome to a special California primary edition of Essential Politics. We're tracking state politics and happenings in government on our regular Essential Politics news feed.

  • Secretary of State Alex Padilla reported on Friday afternoon that some 2.4 million votes remain uncounted from the statewide primary.
  • A state lawmaker wants to open up California's presidential primaries to all voters.
  • After four years, voters and candidates are still getting used to the state's top-two primary system.
  • Kamala Harris has nabbed first place and Loretta Sanchez second place in California's U.S. Senate primary, according to AP. The two Democrats will face off in a November runoff.

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Isadore Hall served with subpoena at election night party

State Sen. Isadore Hall (D-Compton) was met by a process server at his congressional campaign's election party in San Pedro on Tuesday night, and was served with a subpoena in a lawsuit over a real estate deal, CBS 2-TV reported. Hall, who has been accused by opponent Nanette Barragán of campaign finance violations , is leading Barragán in early returns for South L.A.'s 44th Congressional District seat.


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