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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Early election results released for North State races, measures
Preliminary election results are now available in many North State counties. In Chico — early tallies suggest a more even split between conservative and progressive candidates on the City Council. Going into the election, nearly all members on the council leaned conservative. Early tallies also show both of the city’s measures, “L” and “H,” may be approved. To monitor results in your community, visit our election updates page.
— Adia White, NSPR
Camp Fire survivors share their motivation to vote
Election Day also marked four years since the 2018 Camp Fire devastated Paradise, Concow, Magalia, Butte Creek Canyon, and the surrounding area. The significance of the date was not lost on voters in Paradise. Many voters on the ridge said issues surrounding fire recovery and prevention motivated them to cast their votes.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Butte County voters urged not to ignore signature verification letters
Part of the process of counting and finalizing election results includes checking to see if signatures on cast ballots match what elections officials have on file. Candace Grubbs, clerk-recorder for Butte County, said voters will be notified if the signature on their ballot doesn’t match. As of Tuesday, she said more than 270 challenged ballots had been corrected and returned.
— Sarah Bohannon, NSPR
Democrats poised to sweep statewide offices
Seven statewide offices were on this year’s midterm ballot. From Gov. Gavin Newsom’s re-election to Attorney General Rob Bonta, early results indicate that Democrats will sweep all these offices yet again. Republicans haven’t won a statewide office since 2006.
— CapRadio Staff
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In case you missed it
- Gavin Newsom sails to reelection as California governor — CapRadio
- Live: 2022 North State election updates and results — NSPR
- NSPR holds moment of silence to commemorate 2018 Camp Fire — NSPR
- At least 22,000 voters in Shasta County cast their ballots ahead of Election Day — NSPR
- Interview: Millions spent on campaigning leading up to the election — CapRadio
- Sounding the Alarm: Butte County fire survivors say emergency alerts are falling short — NSPR