An error by Los Angeles County has left 118,000 people’s names off the voter rolls for today’s primary election.
The story is developing, but KPCC reports that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa “seemed somber” as they looked at vote totals and are talking to attorneys. They have asked to keep the polls open later in Los Angeles.
Villaraigosa was asked if he plans to challenge the vote total and said it’s “too early” to decide.
According to the Villaraigosa campaign it seems 118,000 names were kept off the rolls due to a printing error. Of those, the campaign believes Latinos may have been hit especially hard.
“Obviously this is unprecedented to have this number,” Villaraigosa said.