2020 election


Follow NPR's coverage of the 2020 primaries in Ohio, Arizona, Illinois and Florida.  


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Only two candidates will be onstage for Sunday's Democratic primary debate: former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The CNN-Univision debate was relocated from Arizona to Washington, D.C., and will not have an in-person audience due to coronavirus concerns.


In the second biggest Democratic primary night next to Super Tuesday, March 10 has six contests. Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington state are choosing Democratic presidential nominees.

Follow NPR's live coverage, including results and analysis.

Michelle Loxton

Preliminary election results are in, but there's still a lot of work to do before the results are certified. KAZU News got a behind-the-scenes look at the vote counting process.

Erika Mahoney


Since California’s primary was earlier this year, many voters felt their voice really counted this time around. KAZU’s Erika Mahoney visited a Monterey Bay area polling place on Super Tuesday to get a taste of how voters, old and new, made their mark. 

Michelle Loxton


Results for the 2020 Super Tuesday General Election:


California election returns posted here.

Local Super Tuesday Results Certified

Mar 3, 2020
Michelle Loxton

Updated: 04/03/2020 at 11:30am PST


*Santa Cruz County and Monterey County election results have been certified. As a note, jurisdictions who haven't certified their results yet do have until April 24, 2020 to do so, which may affect statewide results.


Over a dozen states held nominating contests on Super Tuesday (March 3, 2020), including California.


Bernie Sanders won California’s Democratic Prediential Primary election, the largest state with the largest delegate haul. He received 35.8% of the vote.



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  (Live coverage has now concluded)

Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 Super Tuesday contests, including results and analysis.

California election returns posted here.


Polls close at 8 p.m.


Super Tuesday is the biggest day of the Democratic primary campaign. Fourteen states will hold nominating contests to pick who they think should square off this fall against President Trump.

There are 1,357 delegates at stake, about a third of all delegates. So far, fewer than 4% of the delegates have been allocated.

Coverage begins approx. 4 p.m., PT, Saturday, Feb. 29.
The Democratic presidential primary candidates are competing in South Carolina on Saturday, hoping to win over voters in the fourth contest of 2020. Follow NPR's live coverage of the primary, including results and analysis.


Michelle Loxton

Congressman Jimmy Panetta was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016. The Congressman is facing his second re-election contest for California’s 20th Congressional District seat. 

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Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5-7 p.m. PT

Democratic presidential hopefuls are on stage in South Carolina ahead of that state’s primary. The candidates’ battle follows Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wins in the New Hampshire primary and the Nevada caucuses. Follow NPR’s live fact checks and analysis of their remarks.


Michelle Loxton

Jeff Gorman is the past chair of the Monterey County Republican Party and a small business owner. He is running, for the first time, for the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s vying for the 20th Congressional District seat. The district includes Monterey and San Benito Counties, and parts of Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties.

Days before the South Carolina primary, seven Democratic candidates will face off in a debate in Charleston, S.C.

The debate comes after Sen. Bernie Sanders handily won the Nevada caucuses, won in New Hampshire and tied in Iowa.

Here's what you need to know:

When is the South Carolina Democratic debate? Tuesday, from 8 to 10 p.m. ET.

Where is the debate being held? Charleston.

What channel is the debate on? CBS and streaming online on CBSN.

Michelle Loxton

Local environmental advocate Adam Bolaños Scow is running, for the first time, for California’s 20th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes Monterey and San Benito Counties, and parts of Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties.

Live Coverage: 2020 Nevada Caucuses

Feb 21, 2020
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Live special coverage starts at 2 p.m. PT on Saturday, Feb 22.

Follow NPR’s live coverage of the 2020 Nevada caucuses, including results and analysis.


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(Wed. Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m. PT)

Democratic presidential candidates are debating once again, this time in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. Follow NPR's live analysis.  

Note: Due to rights issues, live audio from the debate may not be available via NPR.


Doug McKnight

Monterey and Santa Cruz counties still need 100 poll workers each for the March 3rd California Primary. 


Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 New Hampshire Primary, including results and analysis. (Results and live audio, Tuesday evening.)