West Side voters joined those across the state in going to the polls for the March 3 presidential primary. Following are unofficial results from selected races as the vote count continued earlier this week.
President (Democrat): Bernie Sanders (34 percent) out-polled Joe Biden (27 percent). Sanders was also the favored candidate in Stanislaus County, topping Biden by a 9,487-7,548 margin, and in Merced County, where voters favored Sanders over Biden by a 7,497-5,201 margin.
President (Republican): President Donald Trump captured 92 percent of the Republican votes statewide, including 95 percent in both Stanislaus County and Merced counties.
District 5 Stanislaus County Supervisor: Channce Condit and Tom Hallinan appear headed for a November run-off. Condit leads the primary with 3,509 votes (41 percent), followed by Hallinan at 2,708 (32 percent). Candidate Mike Kline is third at latest count with 2,365 votes (28 percent).
District 4 Merced County Supervisor: Incumbent Lloyd Pareira is winning re-election by a wide margin with 4,899 votes (70 percent). Challenger Mario Mendoza had 2,051 votes at latest update (29 percent).
Measure K: A $35 million Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District bond measure was receiving just under 47 percent voter support, trailing 793-690 at the polls. Fifty-five percent support is required for passage.
10th Congressional District: Incumbent Josh Harder (Dem) and challenger Ted Howze (Rep) are headed for a November run-off. Harder had 36,810 votes at latest update (41 percent) while Howze stood at 32,906 (37 percent). Candidate Bob Elliott was a distance third in the field with 12,105 votes (14 percent).
16th Congressional District: Incumbent Jim Costa (Dem) and challenger Kevin Cookingham (Rep) will move on to the November run-off. At latest available vote count from the Secretary of State website, Costa held a narrow lead with 36,902 votes (37.6 percent) while Cookingham’s tally stood at 35,712 (36.4) percent. Esmeralda Soria was third with 19,938 votes (20 percent).
Proposition 13: The statewide school bond measure was failing with 46 percent voter support, according to the Secretary of State website. It was widely unpopular among voters in Stanislaus and Merced counties. The measure garnered 38 percent support in Merced County and 34 percent support among Stanislaus County voters.