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California polls close, and the vote counting begins

June 5, 2012 |  8:22 pm

Click for live results from the California primary

If you still want to vote in Tuesday's California primary, you're too late. The polls closed at 8 p.m., and candidates are huddling around the state to watch the results trickle in.

As the votes are counted, the Los Angeles Times will be updating its interactive graphic throughout the night.

Plus, reporters will discuss the results every half hour in a video chat.

LIVE RESULTS: California primary

Political observers will be closely watching how new primary rules and redrawn legislative districts affect Tuesday's outcomes.

Although more than 17 million people were registered to vote, and a new poll predicted only 35% would actually cast ballots, a record low.

In Los Angeles County, perhaps the least suspenseful contest -- President Obama's nomination as the Democratic candidate -- was the biggest draw for some voters.


A statistical snapshot of California's primary

Voters torn in battle between Berman-Sherman

New rules, low turnout mark state's primary election

-- Chris Megerian in Sacramento

Photo: Election clerk Michael Daniels takes a vote by mail ballot from a voter at a drive up ballot collection point outside the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press