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2:00 a.m. PST: All votes counted 

United States Senator: Kamala D. Harris (Dem) won 51 percent to Loretta L. Sanchez (Dem) 48 precent

16th Congress:  Jim Costa (Dem) won 67 percent to Jonny Tacherra 32 percent

21st Congress: David Valadao (Rep) won 60 percent to Emilio Huerta (Dem) 39 percent 

31st Assembly: Joaquin Arambula (Dem) won 61 percent to Clint Oliver (Rep) 38 percent 

Fresno Mayor: Lee Brand (Rep) won 53 percent to Henry Perea (Dem) 46 percent 

Fresno City Council No. 6: Garry Bredefeld won 64 percent to Jeremy Pearce 35 percent 

Fresno City Council No. 5 Short Term: Luis Chavez won 57 percent to Jose Barraza 23 percent

Proposition 51:  $9 Billion Bond for modernizing K-12, charter, vocational schools and community colleges. Passed
 
Proposition 52: Extends existing fee on hospitals to fund coverage for Medi-Cal, uninsured patients, and children’s health. Passed.
 
Proposition 53: · Requires statewide voter approval for bonds over $2 billion. Did not pass.
 
Proposition 54: Stops the legislature from passing any bill unless it’s published on the internet for 72 hours. Passed.
  
Proposition 55: Extends income tax on earnings over $250,000 to fund schools and healthcare. 57 percent Yes to 42 percent No. Passed.
 
Proposition 56: Increases taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes to increase funding for health care for low-income Californians. Passed.
 
Proposition 57: Allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons and allows juvenile court judges to decide whether juveniles will be prosecuted as adults. Passed.
 
Proposition 58: Allows schools to establish non English-only education programs. Passed.
 
Proposition 59: Recommends California propose an amendment to overturn Citizens United decision, which removed some limits for corporate and union campaign spending. Passed.
 
Proposition 60: Requires adult film performers to use condoms when filming, and other health regulations. Did not pass.
 
Proposition 61: Prohibits California from buying prescription drugs at a higher price than paid by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Did not pass.
 
Proposition 62: Repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Did not pass.
 
Proposition 63: Requires background checks for purchasing ammunition and prohibits possession of large capacity magazines. Passed.
 
Proposition 64: Legalizes marijuana for use by adults 21 and over. Passed.
 
Proposition 65: Requires plastic bag fees be directed toward specified environmental projects. Did not pass.
 
Proposition 66:  Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. 

Passed
 
Proposition 67: Bans single-use plastic and paper bags. Passed

 

12:30 p.m. PST: As votes are being counted

United States Senator: Kamala D. Harris (Dem) is leading 51 percent to Loretta L. Sanchez (Dem) 48 precent with 95 percent precincts reporting

16th Congress:  Jim Costa (Dem) is leading 67 percent to Jonny Tacherra 32 percent with 96 percent reporting 

21st Congress: David Valadao (Rep) is leading 60 percent to Emilio Huerta (Dem) 39 percent with 98 percent precincts reporting

31st Assembly: Joaquin Arambula (Dem) 61 percent to Clint Oliver (Rep) 38 percent with 96 percent precincts reporting

Fresno Mayor: Lee Brand (Rep) is leading 53 percent to Henry Perea (Dem) 46 percent with 95 percent precincts reporting

Fresno City Council No. 6: Garry Bredefeld 64 percent to Jeremy Pearce 35 percent with 87 percent precincts reporting

Fresno City Council No. 5 Short Term: Luis Chavez 57 percent to Jose Barraza 24 percent with 94 percent precincts reporting

Proposition 51:  $9 Billion Bond for modernizing K-12, charter, vocational schools and community colleges. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 52: Extends existing fee on hospitals to fund coverage for Medi-Cal, uninsured patients, and children’s health. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 53: · Requires statewide voter approval for bonds over $2 billion. 49 percent Yes, 51 percent No  – 63 percent reporting
 
Proposition 54: Stops the legislature from passing any bill unless it’s published on the internet for 72 hours. Projected to pass.
  
Proposition 55: Extends income tax on earnings over $250,000 to fund schools and healthcare. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 56: Increases taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes to increase funding for health care for low-income Californians. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 57: Allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons and allows juvenile court judges to decide whether juveniles will be prosecuted as adults. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 58: Allows schools to establish non English-only education programs.
Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 59: Recommends California propose an amendment to overturn Citizens United decision, which removed some limits for corporate and union campaign spending. 53 percent Yes, 47 percent No – 63 percent reporting
 
Proposition 60: Requires adult film performers to use condoms when filming, and other health regulations. 46 percent Yes, 54 percent No – 63 percent reporting
 
Proposition 61: Prohibits California from buying prescription drugs at a higher price than paid by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. 46 percent Yes, 54 percent No – 63 percent reporting
 
Proposition 62: Repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. 46 percent Yes, 54 percent No – 63 percent reporting
 
Proposition 63: Requires background checks for purchasing ammunition and prohibits possession of large capacity magazines. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 64: Legalizes marijuana for use by adults 21 and over. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 65: Requires plastic bag fees be directed toward specified environmental projects. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 66:  Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. 51 percent Yes, 49 percent No – 62 percent reporting
 
Proposition 67: Bans single-use plastic and paper bags. 52 percent Yes, 48 percent No – 62 percent reporting

 

11 p.m. PST: As votes are being counted

United States Senator: Kamala D. Harris (Dem) is leading 51 percent to Loretta L. Sanchez (Dem) 48 precent with 70 percent precincts reporting

16th Congress:  Jim Costa (Dem) is leading 68 percent to Jonny Tacherra 31 percent with 75 percent reporting 

21st Congress: David Valadao (Rep) is leading 59 percent to Emilio Huerta (Dem) 40 percent with 81 percent precincts reporting

31st Assembly: Joaquin Arambula (Dem) 62 percent to Clint Oliver (Rep) 37 percent with 77 percent precincts reporting

Fresno Mayor: Lee Brand (Rep) is leading 52 percent to Henry Perea (Dem) 47 percent with 67 percent precincts reporting

Fresno City Council No. 6: Garry Bredefeld 65 percent to Jeremy Pearce 34 percent with 43 percent precincts reporting

Fresno City Council No. 5 Short Term: Luis Chavez 58 percent to Jose Barraza 23 percent with 62 percent precincts reporting

Proposition 51:  $9 Billion Bond for modernizing K-12, charter, vocational schools and community colleges. 53 percent Yes, 47 percent No – 34 percent reporting
 
Proposition 52: Extends existing fee on hospitals to fund coverage for Medi-Cal, uninsured patients, and children’s health. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 53: · Requires statewide voter approval for bonds over $2 billion. 49 percent Yes, 51 percent No  – 34 percent reporting
 
Proposition 54: Stops the legislature from passing any bill unless it’s published on the internet for 72 hours. Projected to pass.
  
Proposition 55: Extends income tax on earnings over $250,000 to fund schools and healthcare. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 56: Increases taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes to increase funding for health care for low-income Californians. 63 percent Yes, 37 percent No – 33 percent reporting
 
Proposition 57: Allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons and allows juvenile court judges to decide whether juveniles will be prosecuted as adults. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 58: Allows schools to establish non English-only education programs.
Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 59: Recommends California propose an amendment to overturn Citizens United decision, which removed some limits for corporate and union campaign spending. 53 percent Yes, 47 percent No – 34 percent reporting
 
Proposition 60: Requires adult film performers to use condoms when filming, and other health regulations. 46 percent Yes, 54 percent No – 34 percent reporting
 
Proposition 61: Prohibits California from buying prescription drugs at a higher price than paid by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. 46 percent Yes, 54 percent No – 34 percent reporting
 
Proposition 62: Repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. 45 percent Yes, 55 percent No – 34 percent reporting
 
Proposition 63: Requires background checks for purchasing ammunition and prohibits possession of large capacity magazines. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 64: Legalizes marijuana for use by adults 21 and over. Projected to pass.
 
Proposition 65: Requires plastic bag fees be directed toward specified environmental projects. 44 percent Yes, 56 percent No – 34 percent reporting
 
Proposition 66:  Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. 52 percent Yes, 48 percent No – 34 percent reporting
 
Proposition 67: Bans single-use plastic and paper bags. 52 percent Yes, 48 percent No – 34 percent reporting

 

10 p.m. PST: As votes are being counted

United States Senator: Kamala D. Harris (Dem) is leading 53 percent to Loretta L. Sanchez (Dem) 46 precent with 39 percent precincts reporting

16th Congress:  Jim Costa (Dem) is leading 69 percent to Jonny Tacherra 30 percent with 47 percent reporting 

21st Congress: David Valadao (Rep) is leading 59 percent to Emilio Huerta (Dem) 40 percent with 56 percent precincts reporting

31st Assembly: Joaquin Arambula (Dem) 61 percent to Clint Oliver (Rep) 38 percent with 53 percent precincts reporting

Fresno Mayor: Lee Brand (Rep) is leading 52 percent to Henry Perea (Dem) 46 percent with 28 percent precincts reporting

Fresno City Council No. 6: Garry Bredefeld 66 percent to Jeremy Pearce 33 percent with 15 percent precincts reporting

Fresno City Council No. 5 Short Term: Luis Chavez 59 percent to Jose Barraza 23 percent with 48 percent precincts reporting

Proposition 51:  $9 Billion Bond for modernizing K-12, charter, vocational schools and community colleges. 52 percent Yes, 48 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 52: Extends existing fee on hospitals to fund coverage for Medi-Cal, uninsured patients, and children’s health. 70 percent Yes, 30 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 53: · Requires statewide voter approval for bonds over $2 billion. 49 percent Yes, 51 percent No, 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 54: Stops the legislature from passing any bill unless it’s published on the internet for 72 hours. 63 percent Yes, 37 percent No  – 22 percent reporting
  
Proposition 55: Extends income tax on earnings over $250,000 to fund schools and healthcare. 62 percent Yes, 38percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 56: Increases taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes to increase funding for health care for low-income Californians. 62 percent Yes, 38 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 57: Allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons and allows juvenile court judges to decide whether juveniles will be prosecuted as adults. 65 percent Yes, 35 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 58: Allows schools to establish non English-only education programs.
73 percent Yes, 27 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 59: Recommends California propose an amendment to overturn Citizens United decision, which removed some limits for corporate and union campaign spending. 54 percent Yes, 46 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 60: Requires adult film performers to use condoms when filming, and other health regulations. 47 percent Yes, 53 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 61: Prohibits California from buying prescription drugs at a higher price than paid by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. 46 percent Yes, 54 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 62: Repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. 46 percent Yes, 54 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 63: Requires background checks for purchasing ammunition and prohibits possession of large capacity magazines. 63 percent Yes, 37 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 64: Legalizes marijuana for use by adults 21 and over.  56 percent Yes, 44 Percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 65: Requires plastic bag fees be directed toward specified environmental projects. 45 percent Yes, 55 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 66:  Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. 51 percent Yes, 49 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 
Proposition 67: Bans single-use plastic and paper bags. 53 percent Yes, 47 percent No – 22 percent reporting
 

 

9 p.m. PST: As votes are being counted

United States Senator: Kamala D. Harris (Dem) is leading 54 percent to Loretta L. Sanchez (Dem) 45 precent with 30 percent precincts reporting

16th Congress:  Jim Costa (Dem) is leading 68 percent to Jonny Tacherra 32 percent with 12 percent reporting 

21st Congress: David Valadao (Rep) is leading 59 percent to Emilio Huerta (Dem) 40 percent with 51 percent precincts reporting

31st Assembly: Joaquin Arambula (Dem) 60 percent to Clint Oliver (Rep) 39 percent with 40 percent precincts reporting

Fresno Mayor: Lee Brand (Rep) is leading 54 percent to Henry Perea (Dem) 45 percent with 16 percent precincts reporting

Fresno City Council No. 6: Garry Bredefeld 67 percent to Jeremy Pearce 32 percent with 7 percent precincts reporting

Fresno City Council No. 5 Short Term: Luis Chavez 59 percent to Jose Barraza 22 percent with 17 percent precincts reporting

Proposition 51:  $9 Billion Bond for modernizing K-12, charter, vocational schools and community colleges. 52 percent Yes, 48 percent No 17 percent reporting
 
Proposition 52: Extends existing fee on hospitals to fund coverage for Medi-Cal, uninsured patients, and children’s health. 71 percent Yes, 29 percent No – 17 percent reporting
71% Yes · 29% No
 
Proposition 53: · Requires statewide voter approval for bonds over $2 billion. 50 percent Yes, 50 percent No, 17 percent reporting
 
Proposition 54: Stops the legislature from passing any bill unless it’s published on the internet for 72 hours. 63 percent Yes, 37 percent No  – 17 percent reporting
  
Proposition 55: Extends income tax on earnings over $250,000 to fund schools and healthcare. 62 percent Yes, 38percent No – 17 percent reporting
 
Proposition 56: Increases taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes to increase funding for health care for low-income Californians. 63 percent Yes, 37 percent No – 17 percent reporting
 
Proposition 57: Allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons and allows juvenile court judges to decide whether juveniles will be prosecuted as adults. 65 percent Yes, 35 percent No – 16 percent reporting
 
Proposition 58: Allows schools to establish non English-only education programs.
69 percent Yes, 27 percent No – 16 percent reporting
 
Proposition 59: Recommends California propose an amendment to overturn Citizens United decision, which removed some limits for corporate and union campaign spending. 52 percent Yes, 48 percent No – 16 percent reporting
 
Proposition 60: Requires adult film performers to use condoms when filming, and other health regulations. 47 percent Yes, 53 percent No – 16 percent reporting
 
Proposition 61: Prohibits California from buying prescription drugs at a higher price than paid by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. 46 percent Yes, 54 percent No – 33 percent reporting
 
Proposition 62: Repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. 45 percent Yes, 55 percent No – 15 percent reporting
 
Proposition 63: Requires background checks for purchasing ammunition and prohibits possession of large capacity magazines. 63 percent Yes, 37 percent No – 15 percent reporting
 
Proposition 64: Legalizes marijuana for use by adults 21 and over.  55 percent Yes, 44 Percent No – 18 percent reporting
 
Proposition 65: Requires plastic bag fees be directed toward specified environmental projects. 46 percent Yes, 54 percent No – 15 percent reporting
 
Proposition 66:  Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. 52 percent Yes, 48 percent No – 13 percent reporting
 
Proposition 67: Bans single-use plastic and paper bags. 52 percent Yes, 48 percent No – 13 percent reporting