California Attorney General Primary Election Results

Updated June 27, 2022
>95% reported
Candidate Party Votes Pct.
Rob Bonta*
Democrat Dem. 3,701,624 +54.6% 54.6%
Nathan Hochman
Republican Rep. 1,220,350 +18.0% 18.0
Eric Early
Republican Rep. 1,111,570 +16.4% 16.4
Total reported
6,777,352

Advanced to general * Incumbent

Results by county

County Bonta Hochman Early Total votes Est. rpt.
Los Angeles 60% 13% 14% 1,502,237 93%
San Diego 51 28 13 654,462 >95%
Orange 45 28 20 610,977 >95%
Riverside 45 26 21 358,564 >95%
Santa Clara 65 13 13 338,133 >95%
Sacramento 49 13 13 317,518 >95%
Alameda 75 8 9 298,850 >95%
San Bernardino 45 22 25 240,424 >95%
Contra Costa 64 15 13 232,093 >95%
San Francisco 76 8 7 206,219 >95%
Ventura 50 22 19 192,521 >95%
San Mateo 70 10 11 157,605 >95%
Sonoma 68 12 11 131,498 >95%
Fresno 42 20 24 127,590 >95%
Placer 36 20 26 114,774 93%
San Joaquin 46 22 21 88,763 85%
Santa Barbara 56 18 18 87,414 >95%
Stanislaus 41 28 21 79,440 >95%
Marin 75 9 7 79,181 >95%
Solano 58 13 17 75,834 >95%
Santa Cruz 71 8 11 71,008 >95%
San Luis Obispo 51 19 20 67,540 75%
Kern 37 36 19 66,595 67%
Monterey 60 15 17 61,939 >95%
El Dorado 35 23 22 60,571 >95%
Tulare 34 28 29 49,300 >95%
Shasta 28 24 38 48,588 >95%
Yolo 60 10 13 47,557 >95%
Butte 41 19 30 46,141 >95%
Nevada 49 19 19 36,524 >95%
Humboldt 56 11 21 31,906 89%
Napa 61 12 18 30,553 85%
Merced 42 24 25 30,183 >95%
Madera 33 26 30 23,502 >95%
Imperial 52 17 22 18,692 >95%
Sutter 30 28 27 18,179 >95%
Kings 30 25 33 16,988 >95%
Tuolumne 36 25 29 16,151 >95%
Calaveras 33 23 31 14,730 >95%
Amador 31 23 27 14,312 >95%
Tehama 24 21 47 13,578 >95%
Siskiyou 36 21 33 12,017 >95%
San Benito 51 17 23 11,998 >95%
Yuba 31 21 34 11,964 85%
Mendocino 60 14 15 9,266 38%
Plumas 34 23 30 6,885 >95%
Lassen 17 27 45 6,340 >95%
Mariposa 36 25 30 5,965 >95%
Del Norte 36 16 39 5,766 >95%
Glenn 24 19 48 5,526 >95%
Inyo 41 17 33 5,415 >95%
Lake 54 18 19 4,415 29%
Trinity 40 19 29 3,421 >95%
Colusa 28 18 38 3,372 >95%
Mono 51 16 23 3,141 77%
Modoc 21 26 45 1,608 80%
Sierra 35 19 31 1,141 >95%
Alpine 55 17 16 478 >95%

Analysis From Our Reporters

  • Jill Cowan
    Jill Cowan June 8, 2022

    As the crowd waited for Representative Karen Bass to speak, Antonio Villaraigosa, the city’s former mayor, echoed many of Bass’s supporters who spoke this evening, pointing out the flood of money Rick Caruso unleashed on the race: “Los Angeles is not for sale.”

  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller June 8, 2022

    Chesa Boudin concedes defeat. He tells his supporters at an outdoor bar on the edge of the San Francisco Bay: “This was never about one vote count. It was never about one election night party. This is a movement, not a moment in history.” The crowd chants: “Chesa! Chesa!”

  • Jill Cowan
    Jill Cowan June 8, 2022

    No sign of Karen Bass yet, but Mike Feuer, the city attorney, who ran for mayor and dropped out before endorsing Bass, spoke with television reporters while Mariachi Arcoiris, an L.G.B.T.Q. mariachi band, played “My Way.”

  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller June 8, 2022

    With 100,000 votes counted, the San Francisco Board of Elections put votes for the recall of Chesa Boudin, the district attorney, at 61 percent. At the pro-recall watch party, the crowd erupted with elation, shouting, “Sixty-one! Sixty-one!”

  • Shawn Hubler
    Shawn Hubler June 7, 2022

    The A.P. has called the first spot in the November runoff for California attorney general for the incumbent, Rob Bonta. It remains unclear whether he will face one of two Republican challengers or the independent Sacramento County district attorney, Anne Marie Schubert.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck June 7, 2022

    Lanhee Chen, a professor who served as the policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid, is starting out with a lead in the controller’s race, in early returns. He has given Republicans hope for their first statewide victory since 2006.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck June 7, 2022

    Numbers are just beginning to come in in California’s 22nd District, where Representative David Valadao — a Republican who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump — faces Republican challengers. The seat is expected to be highly competitive in the fall.

  • Soumya Karlamangla
    Soumya Karlamangla June 7, 2022

    Turnout in California’s last two June primaries was 38 percent and 48 percent. This one is expected to be even lower — around 30 percent.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck June 7, 2022

    The primary in California’s 27th District is likely to determine which Democrat will take on Representative Mike Garcia, a Republican whose seat Democrats regard as a pickup opportunity.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina June 7, 2022

    Polls have closed in Los Angeles, where voters are expected to send Rick Caruso, a billionaire real estate developer, into a runoff with Representative Karen Bass. Their mayoral campaign has focused heavily on the city’s struggles with homelessness and crime.

  • Reid Epstein
    Reid Epstein June 7, 2022

    Abby Finkenauer has conceded the Iowa Democratic primary for Senate to Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral. “I want to congratulate Admiral Franken on his victory,” she said. “Mike ran a great campaign rooted in our shared values.”

  • Jonathan Weisman
    Jonathan Weisman June 7, 2022

    With State Senator Zach Nunn’s G.O.P. primary victory in Iowa’s Third Congressional District, prognosticators quickly moved the seat, held by Representative Cindy Axne, a Democrat, from toss-up to leans Republican. Nunn was considered the strongest general election candidate in the Republican race.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti June 7, 2022

    A Menendez political dynasty grows in New Jersey: Robert J. Menendez, the son of Senator Robert Menendez, won his primary in the heavily Democratic Eighth Congressional District. Representative Albio Sires, the incumbent, announced late last year he would not seek re-election.

  • Jazmine Ulloa
    Jazmine Ulloa June 7, 2022

    Gabe Vasquez, a Las Cruces city councilor, has won the Democratic primary in the race for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, which covers Albuquerque and the southern half of New Mexico. He will face the Republican incumbent, Yvette Herrell.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck June 7, 2022

    Representative Tom Malinowski of New Jersey won his primary today, but he is expected to face a difficult general election.

  • Azi Paybarah
    Azi Paybarah June 7, 2022

    Representative Tom Malinowski of New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District defeated his opponent in the Democratic primary, Roger Bacon, according to The Associated Press.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck June 7, 2022

    Representative Michelle Steel, a Republican running in a Southern California swing district, missed the votes concerning the certification of the 2020 election. As recently as this weekend, she was still declining to say how she would have voted, saying she did not know.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti June 7, 2022

    There are 13 members of Congress who voted to overturn election results in 2020 on the ballot tonight. As we’ve seen in other states, those who claimed issues with the 2020 election have not raised any similar concerns about their own primaries in 2022, despite the rules being largely similar.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti June 7, 2022

    There are multiple members of the “America First” slate of secretary of state candidates who continue to doubt the 2020 election on the ballot tonight. Audrey Trujillo is running unopposed in New Mexico, and Rachel Hamm is running in a crowded California top-two open primary.

  • Shawn Hubler
    Shawn Hubler June 7, 2022

    About only 30 percent of voters are expected to cast ballots in California’s primary, though the state maximizes voting access. Theories abound — voter fatigue, not enough drama. But Ace Smith, a veteran Democratic political consultant, thinks it’s simple: “No one knows there’s an election.”