On November 6, Californians came out to vote, and with 100 percent of precincts reporting, the results are in with democrats winning almost every single position.
Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom, with almost 60 percent of the vote, soundly beat his Republican opponent John H. Cox in the race for the governor.
In the race for lieutenant governor, Eleni Kounalakis beat her fellow Democratic candidate Ed Hernandez.
In the US Senate election, incumbent Diane Feinstein beat the challenging Democrat Kevin De Leon.
For propositions, the gas tax was voted to stay in place with prop 6 failing to pass. The controversial gas tax will still in place because of this, but money will continue to be put toward roads and other infrastructure.
The vote to allow the state legislature to remove daylight’s saving time was passed with prop 7 succeeding. This vote does not change anything yet but could lead to the removal of the daylight savings time system currently in place.
The propositions for farm animal containment standards and children’s hospital construction also both passed, ensuring better treatment for farm animals in California and allowing the state to sell $1.5 billion in bonds to raise money for better equipping and renovating hospitals to treat children.
However, prop 3 bonds for water and environmental projects failed to pass the vote. This means that the state will not be allowed to sell bonds to raise the projected $8.9 billion to fund water and environmental projects.
Propositions 5, 8, and 10 also failed to get enough votes to pass.
Alex Padilla took the race for secretary of state from his opponent with over 60 percent of the vote. Betty T. Yee also won the election for controller while Xavier Becerra took the election for attorney general, and Fiona Ma won the seat of treasurer.