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THE Nooner for November 27, 2016
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UNPROCESSED BALLOT STATUS (as of 11/23/16 @ 3:20 p.m.):
TOP-TWO: Revamped primaries changed California politics, but not like everyone thought [John Myers @ LAT] - “California has now conducted 469 regularly scheduled races under the top-two primary — elections for governor, Congress and every seat in the Legislature. The bottom line: changes, yes, but likely only on the margins.”
THE BLUE STATE: How California became a very blue state [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - “California’s political evolution over the last four decades, from a mostly red state to a purple state and finally to a very blue state, corresponds to its powerful demographic trends, driven largely by equally powerful economic forces.”
CALEXIT: ‘Calexit’: Just some flaky California dreamin’? [Matthew Artz @ MercNews] - “We’ve got more people than Canada, a bigger economy than France, and enough farms to feed half the world and leave the other half stoned out of their minds. So could California really go it alone? Or is this independence “Calexit” thing just its latest pipe dream?”
CALEXIT: Meet the founders of California’s separatist movement [Matthew Artz @ MercNews] - “After a Manhattan billionaire led a wave of working-class discontent to the White House, perhaps it’s fitting that the two men steering a left-leaning movement to get California out of Donald Trump’s America lack liberal bona fides.”
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Reyna Del Haro, Christopher Guerrero, John Hanna, and Luis Marquez!
THE AG LIST: Here's the current list based on conversations with many insiders:
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Political Road Map: Revamped Primaries Changed California Politics, But Not Like Everyone Thought
John Myers @ latimes.com
California voters were told they could ease partisan gridlock by changing the rules of political primaries. Six years later, the evidence is less than definitive.
Jerry Brown Finds Himself At Forefront Of Climate-change Battle - San Francisco Chronicle
WASHINGTON — One strange effect of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency has been to vault California Gov. Jerry Brown, one of America’s most fervent climate warriors and a failed presidential candidate himself, to national leadership on what he calls “the existential threat of our time.”
How Nancy Pelosi's Daughter And Dianne Feinstein's Granddaugther Became Part Of The Electoral College
Liam Dillon @ latimes.com
When she was first picked to vote in the electoral college, Francine Busby was beyond excited. The San Diego Democratic Party chairwoman believed she was going
Demographic Shifts Made California A Blue State | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
California Flirts With Secession After Trump's Triumph
Interest in a previously anonymous California independence movement surged following Donald Trump's election, but leaving the union is not a realistic option
Lincoln Says Plastic Bags Are Allowed In Businesses Despite Prop 67 | The Sacramento Bee
Ellen Garrison @ sacbee.com
By Ellen Garrison
Concord Family Jarred By Pro-trump Vandalism At Home
Hartlove said her family is not shy about their liberal political leanings and assumed it was a strange prank from a more conservative neighbor after they saw a figure leaving their yard and disappear at neighboring house.
Only Likely Winner In Recount Effort Is Jill Stein - San Francisco Chronicle
As much as it may feel good to demand a recount of the presidential vote in Wisconsin, Michigan or Pennsylvania, the odds are that nothing will change.
Number Of International Students In U.S. Colleges At An All-time High, And California Is Their Top Destination
Rosanna Xia @ latimes.com
A record high of more than 1 million foreign students came to America for higher education in last year, with four of the top 20 host institutions located in California, according to a new report
Falwell Says Trump Offered Him Education Secretary Job - Politico
On this day in 1911, Elizabeth Jaffray, the White House housekeeper, wrote in her diary about a talk she had with William Howard Taft, the nation' s 27th...
“oswald’s Been Shot” – A Tale Of Two Photos « Calbuzz
That conclusion emerges from recalling how two local news photographers performed in the white-hot spotlight of history 50 years ago, when strip club owner Jack Ruby gunned down alleged presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in the underground parking garage of the Dallas Police Department.
U.S. Statement on Reliability of Election Results
A senior administration official responded to The TimesâÂÂs questions about the federal governmentâÂÂs investigation into the integrity Nov. 8 presidential election.
Mycapture | The Union Democrat
Trump: Wisconsin Recount Is A "scam" - Politico
Clinton leads the president-elect by 2.2 million votes in the popular vote, as of Saturday morning.
A Year After Attack, San Bernardino Struggles To Be More Than Symbol Of Terror
Barbara Lee Praises Fidel Castro, Bashes Donald Trump
Donald Trump, National News
How The San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Inspired Efforts To Change Laws
Inland Empire Muslims Live, Worship In Shadow Of Terrorism
Clinton Camp Will Join Push for Wisconsin Ballot Recount
It will also join the pursuit of a new count in two other states, though a lawyer said Mrs. ClintonâÂÂs campaign had seen no actionable evidence of vote hacking.
LAPD Could Roll Out ‘less-lethal’ Weapon Citywide To Curb Escalation
Cruz, Rubio Want Trump To Dial Back U.s.-cuba Relations - Politico
The senators speak in the wake of Fidel Castro's death.