Mail-in ballots start going out to voters this week as the run-up to the mid-term elections enters its final stretch.
Kern County elections officials released the results from 17,447 freshly counted ballots Monday afternoon, solidifying the results of some races but leaving others up in the air.
Paulette Wyant doesn't own a dart gun and doesn't plan to buy one. The Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton bobblehead dolls she won in The Californian's Pick the Winners contest this month will share a shelf of honor in her home, despite the fact her candidate lost.
The dust is still settling and Californians are trying to figure out how this sometimes crazy 2016 election will affect them. This is especially true regarding the passage of Proposition 64, which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana.
Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, state officials and advocates say your health plan is safe for now.
As a state bluer than Lake Tahoe in sunlight, California has adopted a slew of progressive policies that drive Donald Trump nuts. They combat climate change, protect undocumented immigrants, evangelize for Obamacare and more.
Two days after the 2016 presidential election, Bakersfield residents still have mixed opinions about the new president-elect. On Thursday, The Californian headed to a busy shopping center to talk to readers about their opinions and what they are hoping for in the future.
Four-term Bakersfield City Councilman Harold Hanson, who initially said he wouldn’t seek a fifth term, but later changed his mind, may now be wondering whether he should have stuck with his original plan.
In a repeat of the June primary, nonprofit CEO Karen Goh widened her lead over former homebuilder Kyle Carter in the race for Bakersfield mayor on Wednesday.
Despite sagging polls and predictions ballot fatigue would doom school bonds, those measures overwhelmingly passed Tuesday, shattering local records as almost $1.4 billion in construction funding was approved countywide.
Andrae Gonzales was leading in the race for the Ward 2 seat on the Bakersfield City Council in early results. He shares his thoughts if elected.
Nonprofit CEO Andrae Gonzales extended his lead Wednesday in Bakersfield's contentious Ward 2 council race but incumbent Terry Maxwell wasn't ready to concede.
Congressional candidates Emilio Huerta and David Valadao watch polling at their respective election locations with family and friends on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
California State Assembly candidate and longtime McCarthy aid Vince Fong watch the polls with the U.S. Representative and House Majority Leader Tuesday, Nov. 8.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will enjoy Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress when he takes office in January and an early Capitol Hill honeymoon is likely on several issues, but a long-term romance may be more challenging.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to work for a smooth transition of power with president-elect Donald Trump, the Republican winner of Tuesday's election, who has promised to undo Obama's top domestic and foreign policy initiatives.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton walked onto the stage Wednesday morning not to deliver a victory speech under a symbolic glass ceiling but to thank the campaign staff behind her ultimately unsuccessful bid to be the first woman elected U.S. President.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday conceded her election loss to Republican Donald Trump and said she offered to work with the president-elect.
(Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential election, ending eight years of Democratic control of the White House and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.
WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Democratic President Barack Obama called Republican Donald Trump to congratulate him on his election victory early on Wednesday and invited him to the White House on Thursday to discuss the transition of power, the White House said.
Republican Donald Trump stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.
Andrae Gonzales, a rising star among local Democrats, surged to a lead against incumbent City Councilman Terry Maxwell in their race to preside over Ward 2, which encompasses the city's downtown and oldest neighborhoods.
California voters agreed to significantly increase the tax on cigarettes and vaping devices, but similar measures fell short in Colorado, North Dakota and Missouri, according to late Tuesday vote tallies.
Local school bonds enjoyed wide support in Kern County Tuesday, with 10 out of 11 bond measures passing, setting records across the region as voters approved almost $1.4 billion in spending on school construction.
Republican Donald Trump moved to the brink of winning the White House early on Wednesday, sweeping a series of key battleground states and rattling world markets that had expected Democrat Hillary Clinton to defeat the political outsider.
Republican Vince Fong easily captured the 34th Assembly District seat while his longtime boss, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, coasted to re-election Tuesday night in two of several uncompetitive but still noteworthy local races on the ballot.
Lamont voters have elected a man with a criminal record and a retired bus driver to the Lamont Elementary School District board, ousting two incumbents.
PHOENIX — Veteran Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, a Republican who gained national prominence for his hard-line stance against illegal immigration, conceded defeat on Tuesday in his bid for a seventh term as the sheriff of the state's most populous county.
Ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana for adults were headed for enactment in California and Massachusetts on Tuesday, while voters in Florida and two smaller states appeared to have approved initiatives permitting medical use of cannabis.
Longtime Bakersfield Planning Commissioner Jeffrey Tkac, a reserve police officer who proposed a mounted police patrol downtown, was winning a three-way race to represent the far southwest on the Bakersfield City Council with 51 percent of the vote.
Republican Donald Trump won the key battleground state of Ohio on Tuesday and led Democrat Hillary Clinton in a series of other states that were too close to call, including Florida and North Carolina, in a surprisingly close race for the White House.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the gunman who opened fire at a polling station Tuesday, killing one person and wounding two more, was found dead inside an Azusa home.
AZUSA — One person was killed and three others were struck by gunfire Tuesday near a polling station in the Southern California town of Azusa, prompting authorities to lock down the polling place, a surrounding park and adjacent schools, officials said.
NEW YORK — Republican Donald Trump held slight leads in the vital battleground states of Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio on Tuesday, clinging to a narrow advantage over Democrat Hillary Clinton in key states that could decide their race for the White House.
We ran around Kern County to different polling places on Election Day to speak to voters about why they think voting is important. Here's what they had to say.