Community Alliance Staff
On Nov. 7, 2020, the news arrived early in the morning: America has a new president: Joe Biden. The announcement came right after Biden was declared the winner in Pennsylvania, giving him the Electoral College votes needed for victory. Thus, the Democratic team of Biden-Harris will lead our country for the next four years.
Kamala Harris, an Oakland native, will be the first female vice president.
As of today, Nov. 9, votes are still being counted in several states in which no winner has been announced. However, this will not change who will be our 46th president as Biden has a significant lead in the Electoral College, as well as a significant advantage in the popular vote.
In most areas, the election results are not yet final so the actual totals could change throughout the counting process as vote-by-mail ballots, provisional ballots (including conditional voter registration provisional ballots) and other ballots are tallied.
Biden-Harris 75,644,442; Trump-Pence 71,055,899
Biden-Harris 290; Trump-Pence 214 (270 needed to win)
Biden-Harris 9,323,857; Trump-Pence 4,812,483
In the Central Valley:
U.S. House District 16
Jim Costa 59.3% (declared winner); Kevin Cookingham 40.7%
U.S. House District 21
David Valadao 51.8%; TJ Cox 48.2%
U.S. House District 22
Devin Nunes 54.2% (declared winner); Phil Arballo 45.8%
U.S. House District 23
Kevin McCarthy 58.2% (declared winner); Kim Mangone 41.8%
Prop 14 (Bonds to Continue Stem Cell Research) YES
Prop 15 (Property Tax to Fund Schools, Government Services) NO
Prop 16 (Affirmative Action in Government Decisions) NO
Prop 17 (Restores Right to Vote After Prison Term) YES
Prop 18 (17-Year-Old Primary Voting Rights) NO
Prop 19 (Changes Certain Property Tax Rules) YES
Prop 20 (Parole Restrictions for Certain Offenses) NO
Prop 21 (Expands Governments’ Authority to Rent Control) NO
Prop 22 (App-Based Drivers and Employee Benefits) YES
Prop 23 (State Requirements for Kidney Dialysis Clinics) NO
Prop 24 (Amends Consumer Privacy Laws) YES
Prop 25 (Eliminates Money Bail System) NO