The initiative that legalized recreational use of marijuana in California found its strongest support among those who voted for Hillary Clinton for president, African Americans and voters ages 18 to 29, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times post-election poll.
Proposition 64 passed with 56% of the overall vote, but was supported by 68% of Clinton supporters and Democratic voters while it was opposed by 59% of those who voted for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to the poll conducted by SurveyMonkey.
A breakdown of the vote by race found the ballot measure drew support from 64% of African American voters, 58% of whites and 56% of Latino voters.
California's role in the national political discussion could be changing: the place where top leaders are the "resistance" to President-elect Donald Trump.
On this week's California Politics Podcast, we take a full look at Tuesday's election results. The presidential surprise outcome has important implications for the state but so too do the choices voters made on the 17 ballot propositions.
We also discuss the outcome in the U.S. Senate race, as well as our takeaways from congressional and legislative races across California.
California needs protection from the "dystopian worldview" of President-elect Donald Trump, a leader of the state's Democratic Party said Friday.
Eric Bauman, chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, called on Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders to lead an effort on statutes and constitutional amendments to "safeguard" the state from any effort by Trump to roll back existing federal policies on healthcare, immigration and climate change.
"Several months ago, I facetiously called on Governor Brown to build a wall around California to keep Donald Trump out," Bauman wrote in a statement on Friday night. "Today, on a more serious note, I sincerely call on Governor Brown and our Legislature to build a metaphorical legal wall to keep our residents safe from the grim and cynical vision that Donald Trump has laid out for America."
Elections officials across California have more than 4 million ballots that have yet to be checked or counted, a number that's almost half as large as all the ballots tallied so far from Tuesday's election.
The official total — 4,362,087 ballots — will undoubtedly change and possibly even grow over the next few days. Three counties, including vote-rich San Diego County, did not submit an estimate of unprocessed ballots for Thursday night's statewide report.
In addition, California law says that any ballot postmarked by election day can still be counted if it arrives as many as three business days late. State officials have extended this year's deadline to Monday, because that third day, Nov. 11, is a federal holiday.