Los Angeles Democrat Gil Cedillo Wins Los Angeles County Elections

Column: Why this election could feel like the beginning of the end of Black power in L.A.

The L.A. Times

Published 5:30 am, Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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A political candidate at a debate in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, blacks voted at a higher rate than whites in 2016 and in the past. But that has changed, and if L.A. County elections were based on a record of black voter turnout in previous years, a Democratic candidate like L.A. City Council member Gil Cedillo with a commanding lead of 30 percent would win. (Los Angeles Times file photo) less

A political candidate at a debate in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, blacks voted at a higher rate than whites in 2016 and in the past. But that has… more

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Political candidates at a debate in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, blacks voted at a higher rate than whites in 2016 and in the past. But that has changed, and if L.A. County elections were based on a record of black voter turnout in previous years, a Democratic candidate like L.A. City Council member Gil Cedillo with a commanding lead of 30 percent would win. (Los Angeles Times file photo) less

Political candidates at a debate in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, blacks voted at a higher rate than whites in 2016 and in the past. But that has changed, and if… more

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A supporter of Democratic candidate L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, center, at a campaign event in West Hollywood in L.A. County, Calif., last month. Cedillo, center, a Democrat who is running to unseat state Sen. Kevin de Leon, R-Los Angeles, left, has been gaining ground in recent polls. (Brennan Linsley/ Associated Press) less

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