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Your guide to what happened in the California election and what’s next

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The votes have been cast. Most contests have been called — with some exceptions. What have we learned?

See how neighborhoods in Southern California voted in several races and what the results mean for state policy and the makeup of the state Legislature. Californians voted on 12 statewide propositions, see which passed and which failed.

Will the state’s impact on national politics change with so many Californians in Washington? Read about how Southern California Republicans won back seats in Congress. Read our columnists’ perspectives on the election. And catch up on the voting issues that have emerged during the unprecedented pandemic election.

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How did Californians vote?

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What the results mean for California

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Will California’s relationship with Washington change?

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What’s new in Sacramento?

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What happened in Los Angeles County?

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How Congress is shaping up

Joe Biden is president-elect, yet Democrats are consumed by infighting and finger-pointing after failing to win hoped-for gains in Congress and state legislatures.

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What voting issues emerged amid the pandemic?

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Perspectives from our California section columnists

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California’s Propositions: The winners and losers

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What about climate change?

A divided Congress could make climate action harder, but there’s a huge amount Joe Biden can do on his own.

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