California voters gave President Donald Trump a 31 percent approval rating in a new UC Berkeley IGS poll released on Monday, April 30, 2018. A majority of voters believe Robert Mueller's probe of Russian election interference should continue.
Gov. Jerry Brown, in Concord on March 30, 2017 making a case for tax increases to pay for road repairs, said he has no reason to lie because he's not running for office again. But, he did muse about running for president again.
NBC anchorman Lester Holt is in Sacramento for three days to shoot the first in a series of “Nightly News” broadcasts in cities across the country. He interviewed six people on the patio of the Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento, portions of which will run during the “Nightly News” broadcast at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
The recent expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats from the United States over accusations that Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential election has stoked tensions in the local Russian diaspora.
A new California state Senate resolution and a proposed ballot measure call for the state to work toward the goal of awarding the presidency to the winner of the popular vote instead of the Electoral College. The candidate who received the most votes has lost the presidency twice since 2000.
“If you think you’re winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer,” Obama said in the interview with former adviser and longtime friend David Axelrod, referring to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Pledges by the president elect to ban abortion and dismantle the federal health insurance law have spurred some women to obtain affordable birth control before any policy changes take effect. California law requires all health plans to provide birth control free of charge in the state.
California’s 55 electors gathered at the state Capitol on Monday to cast their votes for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. They also passed a resolution urging an investigation into Russian hacking that may have aided President-elect Donald Trump in his electoral college victory.
California state Senators Scott Wiener and Mike McGuire intend to introduce legislation requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns to appear on the California ballot in response to Donald Trump’s refusal to do so prior to the November election.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, certifying the Nov. 8 election, rejected unproven allegations from President-elect Donald Trump of voter fraud and complaints from Bernie Sanders supporters before the June primary.
Members of Defend Democracy rallied on the steps of the CA State Capitol in Sacramento Monday December 12, 2016, calling on the Electoral College to reject Donald Trump as the next president of the United States.
California voter participation in the Nov. 8, 2016 election was 75.3 percent of registered voters. That is higher than turnout in the November 2012 presidential election but less than in November 2008.