Campaign signs for the West Hollywood City Council race are crowded together near a polling place.
Campaign signs for the West Hollywood City Council race are crowded together. Photp by Jintak Han.

Election 2020: Skirmishes Break Out in Downtown L.A. Between Protesters, LAPD

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Stay tuned as the Los Angeleno team tracks the results of local races, including elected offices and state propositions. We’re also scouring the internet for the latest updates on all things Election Day.

8:00 p.m. — LAPD are increasing their presence in Downtown L.A., near the Staples Center, and detaining protesters. They’ve declared an unlawful assembly and issued a dispersal order. — @jintakhan/Twitter

7:30 p.m. — Voters across Southern California are reporting few to no problems with the voting process: short lines, easy ballot drop-offs, no chaos. — KCET

6:10 p.m. — In California, 50% of registered voters had already returned their ballots by Sunday, two days before the election. This broke the previous early voter turnout record. Compared to the 2016 election, three times as many California residents voted early. On a more somber note, 88% of California voters believe that violence is likely if the presidential election is in dispute. — CalMatters

3:00 p.m. — As a precaution, the LAPD issued a citywide tactical alert to prepare to respond to any unrest caused by the election results.  — @LAPDHQ/Twitter

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