After a long, and expensive campaign, President Obama won a second term.
President Obama is getting a second term. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney and won re-election by securing more than 270 electoral votes. He’ll continue to govern with a split Congress. Democrats are projected to retain control of the U.S. Senate while Republicans are projected to retain the majority in the House. President Obama’s campaign says he called former President Bill Clinton directly after hearing from Republican nominee Mitt Romney last night. Obama apparently phoned Clinton to thank him for his help on the campaign trail.
In California, it was a mixed bag for the variety of state propositions. Governor Browns Prop. 30 tax measure narrowly won…Prop 34 which would have repealed the death penalty lost, Prop 36 which revises the three strikes law was approved while Prop 37 which would have required labeling on genetically modified food lost.
In San Bernardino County, James Ramos defeated incumbent supervisor Neil Derry while in the high desert Robert Lovingood won the vacant supervisors seat. Yucaipa voters narrowly approved Measure O a school bond issue. SAchool bonds also passed in the Temecula and Chaffey school districts.
In Riverside County, Richard Roth is leading the race in the district 31 state senate race while Jose Medina is claiming victory in the 61st Assembly district. Votes are still being counted but Palm Springs Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack is losing to challenger Mark Ruiz and Mark Takano is leading in the 41st district Rusty Bailey has won the mayors race in Riverside.
You can look up detailed statewide election results at http://vote.sos.ca.gov/
Riverside County results: http://www.voteinfo.net/eresults/69/Election%20Result.htm
San Bernardino County results:
November 7, 2012 at 5:08 am | Local News | No comment