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San Diego County Registrar Announces Final, Certified Midterm Election Results

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Above: A "Vote Here" sign hangs on the San Diego County Registrar Of Voters Office, Nov. 6, 2018.

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters Thursday announced the final, certified results of the Nov. 6 midterm election, with voter turnout totaling 66.4 percent.

San Diego City Council District 8 ended up being one of the tightest races in the county. Vivian Moreno, a staffer for termed-out District 8 City Councilman David Alvarez, scraped past San Ysidro school board member Antonio Martinez by 549 votes.

New council members were also elected in districts 2 and 4. Physician Jennifer Campbell beat incumbent Lorie Zapf in District 2 with just shy of 58 percent of the vote, while in District 4, challenger Monica Montgomery finished with 57.74 percent of the vote over incumbent Myrtle Cole. District 6 councilman Chris Cate was re-elected with 53.78 percent of the vote.

Cate and the three new council members will be sworn in at 10 a.m. Dec. 10. The first meeting of the new council will be held later that day at 2 p.m.

San Diego voters approved Measure G, the SDSU West initiative, with "yes" votes totaling 54.46 percent. Meanwhile, voters sank Measure E, the SoccerCity initiative, with more than 67 percent voting "no."

Nathan Fletcher finished with a resounding victory over Bonnie Dumanis in the race for the county Board of Supervisors' District 4, getting 67 percent of the vote. In District 5, Jim Desmond beat Michelle Gomez with 56.33 percent of the vote.

This year's turnout is the highest the county has seen in a midterm election since 1982, according to the Registrar of Voters office.

Voters turned out at 81.5 percent during the 2016 November election.

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