Polls closed at 8pm last night, ending a highly anticipated election. Here’s what we know.
As predicted, Democrats regained control of the house while Republicans maintained Senate majority. In California, Gavin Newsom will be the next governor and Diane Feinstein will keep her senate seat, defeating Kevin de León.
The state’s ballot measures had some notable victories and defeats. California voters passed a measure on paramedic break time, a proposition mandating new regulations for confinement of livestock animals, and a measure embracing year-round Daylight Saving Time. Voters rejected the repeal of the gas tax as well as Prop. 10, the rent control measure.
California has 30 days to count the ballots and verify votes.
Larry and a panel of guests discuss and analyze the results of the midterm election.
Michael Alvarez, professor of political science at Caltech; he is spearheading a Caltech research project with Orange County working to develop tools and measures to understand voting and election integrity
Fernando Guerra, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University; he is a member of the Southern California Public Radio Board of Trustees
Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush