The Latest: California finalizes June primary results

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Posted: Jul 15, 2016 9:10 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's June 7, 2016 primary (all times local):

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6 p.m.

Secretary of State Alex Padilla has certified California's presidential primary results. His report shows more than 8.5 million people, or 47.7 percent of registered voters, took part in the election.

The turnout rate finalized Friday just surpassed the lowest turnout rate for a California primary without an incumbent president in the last quarter century. That was 47.5 percent in 1992.

More than 5 million people, or 59 percent of those who voted, cast mail-in ballots. That's the most in any California primary.

The official report shows there were few changes to the election outcomes since the June 7 election.

Hillary Clinton held on to her decisive 53 percent to 46 percent win over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary.

Donald Trump won the Republican contest with nearly 75 percent of votes.

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12:30 p.m.

California's secretary of state is expected to certify the results of the June primary election, when an estimated 8.5 million people, or 47.6 percent of registered voters, took part.

That practically ties the lowest turnout rate for a California primary without an incumbent president in the last quarter century. That was 47.5 percent in 1992.

Preliminary data show few results changed in the weeks of vote-counting following the June 7 election. The final report due Friday will finalize outcomes and provide additional demographic information.

Hillary Clinton maintained her 53-to-46 percent win over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary.

In the Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump won nearly 75 percent of California GOP votes.

The June primary set up an intraparty battle between Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.