Turnout Looking Poor in CA34 Special

Paul Mitchell of Political Data Inc has been tracking the absentee and in-person returns from this overlooking Congressional race, and turnout is shaping out much like the first round: low. As of May 31st, over 18,000 ballots have been cast. In the primary, which saw an anemic 14.6% of registered voters actually participate, over 22,000 ballots were cast by mail, only 20,000 on election day. The early vote so far has been disproportionately Asian, perhaps a sign of candidate Robert Lee Ahn’s turnout efforts. Ahn is the underdog in this all-Democratic general election: State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez is the party favorite, already representing the area in Sacramento and having lead Ahn in the primary 25% to 22%.