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LA Primary Election

Runoff elections will happen in some LA races and voters decide against raising the city's sales tax. (3/5/13)

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    Protesters greet councilman Eric Garcetti, candidate in the Los Angeles City mayoral race, after he arrived aboard a train to visit business around Metro Gold Line's Mariachi Plaza Station during a campaign stop on March 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Garcetti and Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greueli are locked in a close tie for the lead in the Los Angeles mayoral primary. The top two vote getters will face each other in a run-off election in May.
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    Candidate in the Los Angeles City mayoral race, Councilman Eric Garcetti and his wife Amy Wakeland cast their ballots at Allesandro Elemantary School on March 5, 2013 in Boyle Heights area Los Angeles, California. Garcetti and Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel are locked in a close tie for the lead in the Los Angeles mayoral primary. The top two vote getters will face each other in a run-off election in May.
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    Candidate in the Los Angeles City mayoral race, Councilman Eric Garcetti speaks after voting at Allesandro Elemantary School on March 5, 2013 in Boyle Heights area Los Angeles, California. Garcetti and Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel are locked in a close tie for the lead in the Los Angeles mayoral primary. The top two vote getters will face each other in a run-off election in May.
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    Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel votes with her son Thomas by her side in the Los Angeles mayoral primary on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti are locked in a close tie for the lead in the election to replace two-time mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The top two vote getters of five candidates will face each other in a run-off election in May.
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    Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel leaves her polling place with her son Thomas and husband Dean Schramm after casting her ballot in the Los Angeles mayoral primary on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti are locked in a close tie for the lead in the election to replace two-time mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The top two vote getters of five candidates will face each other in a run-off election in May.
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    Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel talks to reporters after casting her ballot in the Los Angeles mayoral primary on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti are locked in a close tie for the lead in the election to replace two-time mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The top two vote getters of five candidates will face each other in a run-off election in May.
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    A voter pass in front of Los Angeles City Council candidate for District 13 Robert Negrete and his wife Brenda Martinez as she enters a polling place at Allesandro Elemantary School on March 5, 2013 in Boyle Heights area Los Angeles, California. Negrete and Martinez were poll checking. Turnout is expected to be very low among the city's 1.8 million people, making a run off at the end of May all but certain. Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel are locked in a close tie for the lead in the Los Angeles mayoral primary. The top two vote getters will face each other in a run-off in late May.
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    Two-year old Ryan Lavietes (C) helps her mother Harriet cast her ballot as her father Bryan looks on at Allesandro Elemantary School on March 5, 2013 in Boyle Heights area Los Angeles, California. Turnout is expected to be very low among the city's 1.8 million people, making a run off at the end of May all but certain. Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel are locked in a close tie for the lead in the Los Angeles mayoral primary. The top two vote getters will face each other in a run-off in late May.
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    The screen on top of a ballot box show 43 out of 1500 people have voted in the past two hours at a polling place at Allesandro Elemantary School on March 5, 2013 in Boyle Heights area Los Angeles, California. Turnout is expected to be very low among the city's 1.8 million people, making a run off at the end of May all but certain. Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel are locked in a close tie for the lead in the Los Angeles mayoral primary. The top two vote getters will face each other in a run-off in late May.
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    Anna Donlin gives a treat to her dogs Pearl (L) and Walnut after she cast her ballot at Allesandro Elemantary School on March 5, 2013 in Boyle Heights area Los Angeles, California. Turnout is expected to be very low among the city's 1.8 million people, making a run off at the end of May all but certain. Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel are locked in a close tie for the lead in the Los Angeles mayoral primary. The top two vote getters will face each other in a run-off in late May.
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    The screen on top of a ballot box show 43 out of 1500 people have voted in the past two hours at a polling place at Allesandro Elemantary School on March 5, 2013 in Boyle Heights area Los Angeles, California. Turnout is expected to be very low among the city's 1.8 million people, making a run off at the end of May all but certain. Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel are locked in a close tie for the lead in the Los Angeles mayoral primary. The top two vote getters will face each other in a run-off in late May.
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    Candidate in the Los Angeles City mayoral race, Councilman Eric Garcetti shakes supporters' hands at an election night party on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Garcetti and Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel are locked in a close tie for the lead in the Los Angeles mayoral primary. The top two vote getters will face each other in a run-off election in May.
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    Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel addresses supporters on Los Angeles mayoral primary night on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti have been locked in a close tie for the lead in the election to replace two-time mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The top two vote getters of five candidates will face each other in a run-off election in May.
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    Candidate in the Los Angeles City mayoral race, Councilman Eric Garcetti shakes supporters' hands at an election night party on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Garcetti and Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel are locked in a close tie for the lead in the Los Angeles mayoral primary. The top two vote getters will face each other in a run-off election in May.
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    Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel addresses supporters on Los Angeles mayoral primary night on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti have been locked in a close tie for the lead in the election to replace two-time mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The top two vote getters of five candidates will face each other in a run-off election in May.