East County News Service
June 8,2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Incumbents beat challenges soundly in East County’s three Congressional Districts, but San Diego Congressman Darrell Issa could face an upset in November. With 100% of San Diego County’s precincts tallied, here are the results.
Issa, a Republican, has 48.8% of the vote with all but provisional ballots counted. Democrat Doug Applegate has 47.86%, trailing Issa by less than 1% in San Diego County, while Ryan Wingo has 3.29%. The district also includes part of Orange County, where Issa fared better, leading Applegate 57.5% to38.6% but with far fewer voters. Adding both counties together, Issa has 51.2% ,Applegate 45.4% and Wingo 3.4%. Wingo is a nonpartisan candidate running on a platform of legalizing marijuana and opposing war. Wingo voters would be most likely to vote Democratic in a two-person run-off, meaning Issa could be in for a battle in November to hold onto his seat.