Liz Cheney won her father’s former congressional seat in Wyoming on Tuesday.
The eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney cruised to victory over Democrat Ryan Greene.
Cheney previously served in the State Department but has never held elected office. She had widespread name recognition in the state and a large financial advantage over Greene. But she was accused of being a carpet-bagger and criticized for running against an incumbent Republican in a 2013 primary before dropping out after polling poorly.
In the governor’s race in Vermont, voters switched the state into the GOP column. Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott bested Democrat Sue Minter, the former state transportation secretary. Although the state is traditionally Democratic-leaning, it sometimes supports candidates who are fiscally conservative but socially liberal.
An unprecedented ballot measure asking Beverly Hills voters to skip the city's planning review processand approve what would be the city's tallest tower is trailing in early voting results.
Sponsored by the tower's developer, Beny Alagem, Measure HH would allow him to bypass city officials and secure permission directly from the voters for a $700-million redevelopment project, which includes a 26-story building,at the site of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Local authorities say this is the first time voters have been asked to approve a project that wasn’t fully vetted first by planning commissioners and the City Council. With 16.67% of the precincts reporting, Measure HH is trailing, with 42.57% backing the measure and 57.43% opposed.
Early returns show strong support among Californians for a $2-per-pack cigarette tax increase and continued higher income tax rates for the state's wealthiest residents.
The first results from the Secretary of State's office show that Proposition 55, which would maintain the higher income tax rates first passed four years ago through 2030, leads with 61% of the vote with 13% of precincts reporting statewide. Similarly, the Proposition 56 tobacco tax hike leads with almost 61.5% of the vote with 13.6% of precincts reporting.
The early returns track with strong polling numbers that both measures have received throughout the fall.
A sales tax hike that would fund the most ambitious mass transit expansion in Los Angeles County history was ahead in early returns Tuesday.
With 9% of precincts reporting, 67.28% of voters favored the half-cent sales tax increase. That's above the 66.67% threshold it needs to win.
If two-thirds of voters approve Measure M — which would raise the sales tax an additional half a penny for every dollar spent — Los Angeles County would see a dramatic rail expansion over the next 40 years.
A bond measure that backers say would fund the most ambitious effort to confront the homeless crisis in Los Angeles was leading in early returns Tuesday, and, if the margin holds, the measure would achieve the two-thirds vote it needs to pass.
With 52 of 1,700 precincts reporting, Measure HHH had the support of 75% of the electorate, but it is much too early to project a result.
Measure HHH asked Los Angeles city voters to approve general obligation bonds that would raise money to build housing for chronically homeless people. The city would borrow up to $1.2 billion over 10 years for construction projects to provide “safe, clean, affordable housing for the homeless and for those in danger of becoming homeless.”
Laura Loomer said she was “jumping up with joy” at Donald Trump’s victories in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina.
“Now I feel redeemed,” said Loomer, 23, a multiplatform journalist wearing a “Hillary for Prison” T-shirt and “Make America Great Again” cap.
“He’s politically incorrect. He’s totally anti-establishment. He’s going to go to Washington and take a sledgehammer to everything, take a sledgehammer to the media,” said Loomer, who is from Westchester County, N.Y.
"I'm in the marijuana business so if it passes, which I know it will, it will be around the country in a few years," he said in a phone call with The Times from Las Vegas. "Then I'll buy a yacht and retire in the south of France."