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Citrus Heights voters cast their choice for president in varying ways in the Nov. 3 election.
Although the majority of precincts in the city favored Donald Trump in the 2020 election, the number of precincts leaning Democratic noticeably increased compared to the 2016 election where only two precincts favored Hillary Clinton. This year, nine of the city’s precincts went for Joe Biden.
View interactive map at end of this article
Sacramento County as a whole voted for Biden by a wide margin, 61% compared to Trump’s 35%, with some downtown precincts voting close to 90% in favor of the Democratic nominee.
The most strongly Republican precinct in Citrus Heights is located behind Sylvan Cemetery and continues along Carriage Drive. The small precinct went 59.2% for Trump and 40% for Biden.
Precincts in the north and northeastern areas of the city closer to Roseville and Orangevale tended to favor Trump, while blue precincts increased in the south, closer to Sacramento.
In some precincts, neither Biden nor Trump won a majority of the vote, as Libertarian nominee Jo Jorgensen won over 2% of the vote in some areas, along with another 1-2% going towards other third-party candidates on the ballot. Jorgensen placed third in most precincts, earning more votes than the other third-party candidates combined.
About a dozen precincts scattered across Sacramento County went 100% to Trump or Biden, raising questions about the accuracy of precinct data reported by the county.
Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Courtney Bailey-Kanelos confirmed the vote counts were correct in an email Wednesday night and said the deep red or blue precincts were in rural areas of the county — or in precincts with unusual characteristics causing there to only be a handful of voters in the precinct.
In one precinct, just outside Citrus Heights on Antelope Road, 100% of the vote went to Biden, but only one vote was cast in the entire precinct. Bailey-Kanelos said this was due to unusual district and city line boundaries, where the small precinct is mostly made up of commercial buildings.
An interactive map can be viewed below, showing precinct-level results for Citrus Heights and Sacramento County. A desktop device may be required to see vote counts listed in the sidebar when clicking on each precinct.
Vote count results shown on the map are from a Nov. 17 update from the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections department. The department said less than 20,000 ballots, out of more than 700,000 ballots cast in the county, remained to be counted.
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