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L.A. Now Live: Discuss California primary election results

June 6, 2012 |  6:00 am

Join Times reporter Phil Willon and City Editor Shelby Grad for a live chat about the California primary election results.

The discussion is scheduled for 9 a.m. and questions can be submitted live.

The latest information on results in all of the state's political races are viewable on our searchable database, which allows you to see the most up-to-date vote counts in this unprecedented primary election, run under new primary rules and newly drawn political maps.

As final ballots were tallied early Wednesday, results showed that although California voters adopted Proposition 28, which changes term limits for state legislators, Proposition 29, a proposal to increase the tobacco tax $1 a pack to fund cancer research, appeared headed to defeat, 50.8% to 49.2%.

Results from the California Secretary of State’s Office also showed that voters primarily stuck with incumbents Tuesday. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein easily moved on to the November election, where she will face Republican Elizabeth Emken.

The heated race between San Fernando Valley Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, who were both shifted into the same district, will continue in November. Neither candidate received the 50% of the vote needed to win the primary outright. Sherman collected 42.4% of the ballots, 10% more than Berman.

LIVE RESULTS: California primary