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Election Day in California

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Election Day is, for politics fans, kind of like the Super Bowl. Huge excitement, armchair analysis, a lot of pizza. But until the returns start coming in, it’s also a chance to take stock of some of the mounds of data and anecdotes about the candidates and campaigns that have been laboring so intensely for your vote.

  • Estimated number of Californians eligible to vote: 24, 288, 145
  • Registered voters: 17, 803, 823
  • Highest general election turnout, presidential election year: Nov. 3, 1964 (88.38 percent of registered voters)
  • Highest general election turnout, non-presidential year: Nov. 4, 1958 (79.47 percent of registered voters)
  • Lowest general election turnout, non-presidential year: Nov. 5, 2002 (50.57 percent of registered voters)
  • Total number of candidates on Tuesday’s ballot in statewide, legislative and congressional races: 330
  • Total candidates for those same races in 2010, the last general election before the Top Two primary: 463
  • California congressional or legislative races where both candidates are from the same party: 24
  • Total cash raised by GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in October: $1, 677, 170
  • Total amount raised by Gov. Jerry Brown in October: $14, 275, 016
  • Number of California Supreme Court justices on Tuesday’s ballot for a “retention” vote: 3
  • Last time voters actually removed justices in a “retention” vote: 1986 (Rose Bird, Cruz Reynoso, Joseph Grodin)
  • Percentage of California’s registered electorate that is Republican: 28.1
  • Percentage of Tuesday’s expected electorate that will be Republican, per the nonpartisan Field Poll: 34
  • Most expensive 2014 ballot measure campaign: Proposition 46, almost $69 million
  • Biggest single donor in California this election cycle: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, spending $22 million, mostly to kill Propositions 45 and 46
  • Percentage of California’s registered voters identified as Latino: 23
  • Percentage of absentee ballots from Latino voters as of Monday (data via bipartisan Political Data, Inc): 11
  • Attorney General Kamala Harris’ followers on Twitter: 30, 580
  • Twitter followers of Harris’ GOP opponent, Ron Gold: 18
  • Twitter followers of Sutter, Gov. Jerry Brown’s dog: 7, 506
  • Percentage of California homeowners in October public poll who disapprove of President Obama’s job performance: 55
  • Percentage of renters in same poll who approve of President Obama’s job performance: 55
  • Last time a Republican was elected to statewide office in California: 2006 (two: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner)
  • County with highest percentage of Green Party members: Mendocino (3.77 percent)

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