Voter turnout for Los Angeles’ elections was pushing up slightly this evening and stood at 11.45 percent.
How does this compare?
Turnout in L.A. peaked at 76 percent in a 1969 runoff, when Tom Bradley was running to become the city’s first black mayor. He lost but unseated Mayor Sam Yorty four years later in a rematch.
Turnout was big again when Richard Riordan was elected mayor in a 1993 runoff, reaching 45 percent in the aftermath of riots sparked by the acquittal of white police officers for the beating of Rodney King, an African American.
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