No surprise: President Obama wins California
President Obama wins the state of California. This isn’t a
big shocker. California is a strongly Democratic state. Polls have consistently
showed President Obama as the projected winner. A majority of counties in
California lean Republican, however the most populated counties in California
California holds 10 percent of the electoral college. This gave Obama a significant amount of the electoral college votes he needed to win. It is never treated with as much importance as states such as Ohio and Florida, but is has significantly contributed to the wins of Democratic Presidents.
While the electoral college votes have been called for President Obama, lines were so long that people are continuing to vote. Ballot issues are still being decided.
—Kid Reporter Miranda Rector