SACRAMENTO, California – On Election Day in which Republicans romped to victory on a national level, Californians bucked the trend and re-elected Democrats to all the major state offices.
Gov. Jerry Brown was declared the winner the moment the polls closed on Tuesday night, crushing Republican Neel Kashkari 58.7% to 41.3%. It’s his fourth term as governor.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom also cruised to victory over San Diego Republican Ron Nehring, 55.9% to 44.1%.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla defeated Republican Pete Peterson, 52.5% to 47.5%.