Early exit poll data indicates that Hillary Clinton is trouncing Donald Trump among Hispanic voters, just slightly behind the advantage President Obama enjoyed over Mitt Romney in 2012.
Those voters broke 65% for Clinton, compared with 27% for Trump, according to exit polling. In 2012, Obama won 71% of the Hispanic vote, to 27% for Romney.
Throughout the race, Clinton's campaign has faced questions about how well she would perform among the so-called "Obama coalition" — primarily young voters, minorities and women. Of late, the campaign has responded by touting what they call the "Clinton coalition" — one that may not see the same strength among African American voters but potentially offsets it with a stronger Hispanic vote, and the support of Republican-leaning women.
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.