Who's to say whether this mariachi band performing outside of Trump Tower is some kind of protest, a wry musical rejoinder to the "taco trucks on every corner" comment back in September that went viral or simply a wayward group of mariachi musicians who missed the subway stop for their concert venue and opted to give a show to passersby. In Manhattan, outside Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's base of operation. On election day.
Either way, there's video of the moment and for 39 festive, brassy seconds, we are only left to wonder. Concert protest? Or random act of mariachi magic?
The polls close in California at 8 p.m. The coincidences (or otherwise) can keep stacking up until then.
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.