Posted by Chris Nguyen on March 17, 2015
This election is over. There will be no run-off: former Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach is the California State Senator-Elect for the 37th District, rejoining his former colleagues of eight years, Supervisors-turned-Senators Janet Nguyen and Patricia Bates.
Moorlach wins with 50.4%.
The only remaining ballots are absentee ballots that were returned at the polls, SB 29 ballots (i.e. absentee ballots that will arrive in the mail by Friday), and provisional ballots. It is highly unlikely there are a large enough number to make a difference. Additionally, Moorlach seemed to gain ground with later ballots, so in all likelihood, the later ballots will only further cement Moorlach’s victory.
Here are the results after early absentees and all poll votes from 248 precincts were counted: