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Election live results: California and Ohio special US House election primaries

California and Ohio will hold special primaries to fill vacancies in the narrowly divided House Tuesday. In California’s 20th District, nine candidates are competing to replace former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who resigned in December following his ouster from the speakership by members of his own party. All candidates run on the same ballot regardless of party, and, if no one receives a majority of the vote on Tuesday, the top two finishers will advance to a May special general election. The winner will serve out the rest of McCarthy’s term.

In Ohio's 6th Congressional District, voters will choose the nominees to replace former Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, who resigned in January to become the president of Youngstown State University. Three Republicans and two Democrats are competing in both a special election to fill the remainder of Johnson’s term as well as the regularly scheduled primary for the full term. The winner of the special election will advance to a special general election on June 11.

(Thumbnail image: Poll workers waited for voters during the Ohio primary election in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Andrew Spear/Getty Images)