Special elections in CA and WI this week to fill seats to the end of the year when the November winner for the full term takes over. Apparently the CA result is not final as mail-in ballots are still trickling in.
I can’t speak for WI, but I know this district in CA. It is northwest of downtown LA, mostly within LA County and majority white. Democrats flipped the district in 2018, but that was Katie Hill who was forced to resign; this election was to fill her seat. With Garcia’s election, it’s just one election, no trend calling, but I’m seeing a bit of pushback against the lockdowns. Which LA County is about to extend another three months with few concessions as to reopenings. Have yet to hear from my LA connections about that.