The battle for Congress will come down to a handful of races Tuesday to determine whether Republicans keep their majority in both chambers or lose the Senate to Democrats.
Speaker Paul D. Ryan is expected to easily hold the House majority, though it almost certainly will shrink by a dozen or so seats. Democrats are close to picking up four Senate seats for a 50-50 split, with the vice president as tie-breaker giving the majority to the party in the White House.
How can you keep track of races under the dome? Here are key ones to watch. And as Cook Political Report analyst Jennifer Duffy suggests, “Get very comfortable. It’s going to be a long night.”
Activists are not taking the idea of a Donald Trump presidency quietly. Hundreds of demonstrators across the U.S. hit the pavement during the day and evening Wednesday to protest the Republican's electoral victory.
California voters have approved Proposition 51, a $9-billion bond for school construction projects across the state.
The measure was leading 53.9% to 46.1%, according to election returns at 5 a.m. Wednesday, and the Associated Press has called the victory.
State funding to help finance repairs and new school facilities across California had run dry, and Proposition 51 will refill the pot. School construction needs billions of dollars every year, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office. With the new cash infusion, the state will once again match local district funding for construction projects.
California voters have approved a significant change of the rules in how proposed laws are approved by the Legislature, overwhelmingly supporting a new mandate for public review of legislation before any final vote.
The change in legislative rules was long discussed in the state Capitol but failed to gain momentum until the initiative written by a former GOP legislator and bankrolled by a wealthy Bay Area activist.