Today’s special election to fill seats vacated by capitol’s sex criminals

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The Daily News is reporting that in California’s first elections of the #MeToo era, voters in parts of Los Angeles will go to the polls today to choose three new members of the state Assembly.

The two most closely watched special elections will be held in the San Fernando Valley to fill the remaining months of the terms of Democrats Raul Bocanegra and Matt Dababneh, who resigned from their Assembly seats late last year after multiple women accused them of sexual misconduct.

The third will be held in Los Angeles, Culver City and Inglewood to fill out the term of Democrat Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, who cited health problems in resigning from the Assembly at the end of last year.

Whether voters will lean toward women isn’t clear.

In each election, if any candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes, he or she will be sworn in to serve until Dec. 3. If not, the top two will advance to a runoff on June 5. The primary for the next full two-year term in each Assembly office will also be held June 5 as part of a full ballot of statewide, state legislative and congressional contests.

 

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