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North State election results | Voters share their stories | Count continues

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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Sarah is an award-winning host, reporter, producer and editor. She’s worked at North State Public Radio since 2015 and is currently the station’s Assistant Program Director. She’s responsible for the “sound of the station" and works to create the richest public radio experience possible for NSPR listeners.
A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico News & Review.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.
Jamie is NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covers all things fire, but her main focus is wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.