of the 2010 general election results
general election results showed that California was shielded
from the Republican wave that swept the rest of the country.
Jerry' Brown's win and the approval of Proposition 25, which
lowers the vote needed to pass a budget to a simple majority,
arguably further erodes Republicans' influence at the Capitol.
Furthermore, while it may be too close to call at time of reporting,
the Assembly composition will most likely change to 52 Democrats
to 28 Republicans if the Democrats prevail in picking up Assembly
District 5 which has been a Republican seat. Pre-election, the
Assembly composition was 51 Democrats (this includes 1 Independent
who tended to vote Democratic) to 29 Republicans.
at least the California Senate will likely remain 25 Democrats
to 15 Republicans. Senate District 12 was a highly competitive
race that was a priority for Senate Democrats; if they prevailed,
it would have brought the Senate Democrats only one vote away
from a super-majority. Carly Fiorina's loss to U.S. Senator
Barbara Boxer was a big blow, but nationally, Republicans are
happy as they've made tremendous strides overall by winning
back the majority in the House of Representatives and several
Governorships. In California, Republicans were able to keep
the contested Congressional District 3 seat held by incumbent
Congressman Dan Lungren. While it's still too close to call
at time of reporting, Congressional District 11 held by Democrat
Jerry McNerney may go to Republican candidate David Harmer.
news includes the passage of Proposition 26 which requires certain
state and local fees (hidden taxes) be passed by a two-thirds
vote. Furthermore, with the rejection of Proposition 27 and
the passage of Proposition 20, legislative and congressional
lines will not be drawn by politicians.
results of the general election are a game changer for California.
What Jerry Brown does in office will have a tremendous effect
on our industry and overall, will set the stage for the next
decade. Please see attached for full results of California statewide
offices, initiatives and legislative races.*
The reported results above and attached are as of November 3
at 9:31 a.m. (PST). These figures reflect between 82% to 100%
of precincts partially or fully reporting.