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Election results: Kevin Kiley concedes state Senate District 1 race

Grass Valley's Robin Tala places his ballot into the drop box during voting at the Gold Miners Inn Tuesday morning. One of three Nevada County voting locations for the Senate District 1 special election.

UPDATE at 9:03 a.m.

Brian Dahle said he spoke Tuesday night with Kevin Kiley as election returns showed him in the lead.

Dahle, 53, is the apparent winner of the state Senate District 1 seat.

“I told him I looked forward to working with him,” Dahle said. “The campaign’s over and we’ve got work to do.”

Dahle said it’s unknown when he’ll vacate his state Assembly seat and move to his new position in the state Senate. He noted he still has Assembly bills he wants passed.

“I’m going to go present my bills and continue to do my job.”

UPDATE at 8:46 a.m. June 5

Brian Dahle has won the special election for state Senate District 1.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Dahle defeated Kevin Kiley by 70,556 votes to Kiley’s 62,259, or 53.1 to 46.9%.

“Today’s election did not go our way,” Kiley states on his Facebook page. “Although some ballots remain to be counted, it’s not enough to overcome our current deficit of 53 percent to 47 percent. Congratulations to Senator-elect Brian Dahle. I wish him the best in his new position.”

UPDATE at 8:37 a.m. June 5

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley has conceded the race.

“Today’s election did not go our way. Although some ballots remain to be counted, it’s not enough to overcome our current deficit of 53 percent to 47 percent,” Kiley states on his Facebook page. “Congratulations to Senator-elect Brian Dahle. I wish him the best in his new position.”

UPDATE at 10:57 p.m.

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UPDATE at 10:55 p.m.

Brian Dahle had 68,360 votes to Kevin Kiley’s 59,451 — 53.5 to 46.5% — with 76.3% of precincts reporting.

UPDATE at 10:30 p.m.

Brian Dahle has a lead of over 8,000 votes with 75.5% of precincts reporting.

Dahle had 68,200 votes. Kevin Kiley had 59,438 votes — 53.4 to 46.6%

UPDATE at 10:11 p.m.

Brian Dahle is maintaining a lead of about 7,000 votes in the state Senate District 1 runoff.

With 66.2% of precincts reporting, Dahle had 65,971 votes. Kevin Kiley had 58,909 — or 52.8 to 47.2%

UPDATE at 9:56 p.m.

Brian Dahle has 65,899 votes, compared to Kevin Kiley’s 58,869, or 52.8 to 47.2%.

The vote tally reflects 64.3% of precincts reporting.

UPDATE at 9:41 p.m.

Brian Dahle and Kevin Kiley pulled few punches in their race for the state Senate District 1 seat. Read more about it here.

UPDATE at 9:32 p.m.

With 60.7% of precincts reporting, Brian Dahle has a lead of 65,102 votes over Kevin Kiley’s 58,636 — or 52.6 to 47.4%.

UPDATE at 9:22 p.m.

Brian Dahle has 64,994 votes, compared to Kevin Kiley’s 58,448, or 52.7 to 47.3%.

The totals reflect 54.3% of precincts reporting.

UPDATE at 9:19 p.m.

A little background in the race for state Senate District 1:

Brian Dahle and Kevin Kiley took the top two spots in a March 26 primary for the seat. Neither took at 50% plus one vote, which made a June 4 runoff necessary.

The winner of the runoff will leave a vacancy in the state Assembly, meaning another special election will occur. Before that happens the winner must vacate his Assembly seat, and the governor must call for a special election.

The race between Dahle and Kiley has been filled with attacks. Both men have tried to link the other to PG&E.

An ad paid for by Dahle for Senate 2019 claims Kiley took $500,000 from PG&E and other special interests, and then refused to support legislation to hold PG&E accountable.

An ad paid for by Kevin Kiley for Senate 2019 claims Dahle voted to allow PG&E to forego responsibility for fires they cause.

UPDATE at 8:57 p.m.

Brian Dahle has 64,667 votes compared to Kevin Kiley’s 58,334 — 52.6 to 47.4% — with 47.6% of precincts reporting.

UPDATE at 8:54 p.m.

Brian Dahle won Nevada County with 10,040 votes over Kevin Kiley’s 4,924, or 67.1 to 32.9%.

Nevada County is one of 11 counties in state Senate District 1.

UPDATE at 8:49 p.m.

Brian Dahle has increased his lead over Kevin Kiley — 64,546 to 58,300 votes, or 52.5 to 47.5%.

The latest tally reflects 45.9% of precincts reporting.

The vote count is unofficial until certified, which is expected by June 14.

UPDATE at 8:43 p.m.

Brian Dahle has a lead over Kevin Kiley with 61,860 to 57,664 votes, or 51.8 to 48.2%.

The tally reflects 38.1% of precincts reporting.

State Senate District 1 has 11 counties, including Nevada County.

UPDATE at 8:36 p.m.

The numbers have rapidly changed in the state Senate District 1 race.

Reports now state that Brian Dahle has the lead with 61,818 votes, compared to Kevin Kiley’s 57,652, or 51.7 to 48.3%.

UPDATE at 8:28 p.m.

The race for the state Senate District 1 race has tightened.

Kevin Kiley has 46,221 votes, compared to Brian Dahle’s 31,586, or 59.4 to 40.6%

The tally reflects 29.4% of precincts reporting.

State Senate District 1 has 11 counties, including Nevada County.

UPDATE at 8:22 p.m.

Kevin Kiley has increased his vote count to 29,698, compared to Brian Dahle’s 17,111, or 63.4 to 36.6 percent.

The latest tally reflects 14.4 percent of precincts reporting across the 11-county state Senate district.

UPDATE at 8:15 p.m.

Kevin Kiley has taken an early lead with 17,576 votes to Brian Dahle’s 11,028 votes, or 61.4 to 38.6%.

The two Republican Assemblymen are battling for a state Senate seat left open when former state Sen. Ted Gaines left to take a spot on the state Board of Equalization.

State Senate District 1 has 11 counties, including Nevada County.

Initially posted

Polls across state Senate District 1 close at 8 p.m. tonight. Keep watching this space for updates in the race between Republican Assemblymen Brian Dahle, 53, and Kevin Kiley, 34. The winner will take the seat of former state Sen. Ted Gaines, who left the Senate after winning a spot on the state Board of Equalization.


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