Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states
This morning we wake to a presidential race with no clear winner. At this hour, there are thousands of ballots yet to count. Joe Biden now has 238 electoral votes and President Trump with 213.
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NBC Projects: Dems keep House, GOP holds key Senate seats
NBC News is projecting that Democrats will maintain control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats came into election day heavily favored to keep control of the chamber, in the 2018 midterm election, democrats flipped control of the house by gaining 40 seats. During the 2020 race, democrats largely focused their campaigns on protecting the affordable care act and efforts to combat coronavirus.
The congressional race for the District 1 house seat is unfolding. Incumbent Republican Representative Doug LaMalfa is leading with 55% of the vote, over democratic challenger Audrey Denney at 45%.
It is a similar situation for the State Assembly District 3 race, with close to 73% of precincts reporting. Incumbent, Republican James Gallagher has a commanding lead over challenger James Hensen.
In the State Senate District 1 race with almost 70% of precincts reporting, incumbent Brian Dahle is leading over democratic challenger Pamela Swartz with 60% of precincts reporting.
The Associated Press has called a winner in the District 3 house race. Democratic incumbent John Garamendi - garnering 58% of the vote, over republican challenger Tamika Hamilton pulling 42%.
California voters had 12 propositions to decide this election. Results are in for several - perhaps the biggest - Proposition 22 which impacts gig workers. It has been one of the most talked about and expensive campaign pushes. Proposition 22 passed with 58% percent of the vote, that law allows ride-share companies like Lyft and Uber to label drivers as independent contractors, not employees. That means those companies won't have to provide benefits for those workers.