November 28, 2022

Nov 8, 10:39 PM

According to forecasts from the San Francisco Chronicle, voters in San Francisco have voted for a car-free John F. Kennedy Drive and even-numbered city elections. (SFGATE and the San Francisco Chronicle are both owned by Hearst but operate independently of each other.)

Forecasts show that a majority of voters have approved Proposition J, confirming the Board of Trustees vote in April to open JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park to pedestrians rather than car traffic. Voters also rejected Proposition I, which was essentially the opposite concept in that cars could return to part of the Great Highway and JFK Drive.

Proposition H, which moves city elections to even-numbered years in an effort to boost turnout, also gained support from San Franciscans. Mayor London Breed had previously denounced the idea of ​​the vote as a power grab by a “group of democratic socialists”, but her appeal was apparently rejected at the polls. Ironically, the passage of Prop. H Breed has another year in office, as her next election will be in 2024, rather than 2023.

No surprises in the results of the early voting

Nov 8, 9:35 PM

When early results started trickling in from across the state on Tuesday night, there were no surprises in the voting measures. As of 9 p.m., both sports betting measures – positions 26 and 27 – were losing, with 27 losing by an extremely large margin of nearly 70 percentage points.

Proposition 1, which would enshrine abortion rights in the state, led by more than 30 percentage points. Propositions 28, the K-12 art funding and 31, the flavored nicotine ban, were the only races mentioned by our sister site the San Francisco Chronicle, with “yes” winning both.

The state’s only competitive ballot measure — Proposition 30, a tax increase for high-income earners to pay for climate programs — lost 14 percentage points at 9:35 p.m.

About a third of the state’s counties report, so the numbers will increase as the night goes on.

Editor’s Note: This update has been edited to correct the proposition number for the K-12 art funding measure.

Gavin Newsom, Alex Padilla win races easily

Nov 8, 8:10 p.m.

California Governor Gavin Newsom and Senator Alex Padilla were both declared winners of their races by the Associated Press and television networks, less than two minutes after the polls closed Tuesday night.

Both were tough favorites and the races were called off at 8:02 PM Read more from SFGATE here.

California polls closing soon, first results coming

November 8, 7:30 PM

California polling stations close at 8 p.m. and some counties will announce their first results not long after.

Polls show that many of California’s most high-profile races, including Governor Gavin Newsom’s re-election bid for state senator Brian Dahle, are uncompetitive. If so, these races could be written out by the Associated Press and other outlets fairly quickly, and SFGATE will be posting the winners in this live blog throughout the evening.

SFGATE will also provide updates on major convention races and local competitions in the Bay Area. Refresh this page for updates throughout the evening

Gavin Newsom lags behind criticism of the Democratic Party

Nov 8, 3.30 p.m.

After casting his vote in Sacramento, California Governor Gavin Newsom responded to comments from Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar over the weekend.

Newsom has made national headlines in recent months for repeatedly claiming that the Democrats are losing the messaging battle to the Republicans. During a CBS interview last week, he said, “It’s about my basic complaint about my fucking party. We’re being crushed by the story,” and “We’re going to have to do better in terms of attacking and stop fucking defending.”

Klobuchar returned fire and said of Newsom, “He’s over there in California now, and I’m here and I’ve been all over Ohio with Tim Ryan, in Pennsylvania with John Fetterman, with Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin and Cheri Beasley in North Carolina. I think we’re either leading the way in these races or we’re a long way off,” and “He can talk about anything he wants. I’m in the middle of it.”

When reporters asked for comment on Tuesday, Newsom said, “I’m looking forward to tonight’s results, and I feel strongly about the Democratic Party over the course of many, many years as a defense on many cultural issues. And I think that we have to go on the attack, and I’ve been very clear about that.”

Newsom also discussed his priorities in a second term, Proposition 1 and more. You can check out his full comments on KCRA’s Twitter.

Statewide races in California offer little intrigue

Nov 8, 3 p.m.

This year’s statewide elections in California offer little intrigue, according to the latest poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

It’s not uncommon for California gubernatorial and senate races that pit a Democrat against a Republican to be uncompetitive in a state where the Democrats outnumber the Republicans 2-1 and when the “R” label is a non-starter for many commoners. California Democrats disgusted by the national Republican Party. In addition, the results of the selective mood measures are also anticlimactic. You can read more from SFGATE.

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