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UPDATE: Incumbent Cathy Darling Allen takes 41-point lead in Shasta County clerk's race

UPDATE: Incumbent Cathy Darling Allen takes 41-point lead in Shasta County clerk's race

Incumbent Cathy Darling Allen is being challenged by Bob Holsinger in the Shasta County clerk's race. The candidate who receives more than 50% of the vote wins the race outright.

Check back on this story for updates.

Update, 1:45 a.m.: Darling Allen holds wide lead over opponent

Cathy Darling Allen had a decisive lead in results from Tuesday's contest for Shasta County clerk.

Unofficial vote results show her comfortably ahead of her opponent, Bob Holsinger, with 70.84% of ballots cast in the contest.

If the results hold, Darling Allen will win the race outright and avoid a runoff in November. Darling Allen has been the county clerk and registrar of voters for 18 years.

Update, 11:45 p.m.: Darling Allen still up with precincts reporting

With 9% of the precincts reporting, Cathy Darling Allen still maintains a healthy lead over challenger Bob Holsinger.

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Darling Allen has 77% of the vote. Holsinger has 23% of the vote.

Update, 8 p.m. Tuesday: Darling Allen ahead in early voting ballots

Incumbent Cathy Darling Allen bolted out to a big lead in the first batch of results released Tuesday.

Allen has collected 79% of the votes to challenger Bob Holsinger's 21%.

The early results show Darling Allen has 14,796 votes. Holsinger has 3,856 votes.

Original story

For only the second time since 1990, Shasta County’s county clerk and registrar of voters is facing a challenge in Tuesday's primary election.