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Democratic nominee Joe Biden has been projected the winner of the presidential race by the Associated Press. With 290 electoral votes, he will defeat incumbent Donald Trump, who trails with 214 votes, according to AP projections.  

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California voted against Proposition 21 on Tuesday, which would have would have allowed local governments to establish rent control on residential properties over 15 years old.

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Incumbent Mary Hornbuckle won reelection against challenger Michael B. Collier for the Coast Community College District Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 4. This is the third time Hornbuckle has won the four-year appointment.

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Californians voted down Proposition 18 on Tuesday in the general election. The proposition would have amended the state constitution to extend the right to vote in primary elections to 17 year olds on the condition that they would be 18 years old by the time of the following general election.

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California Proposition 16 is headed for rejection following Tuesday’s election, California’s Secretary of State Office reports. The proposition intended to bring affirmative action back to California by repealing 1996’s Prop 209. 

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Proposition 22, which allows companies such as Lyft, Uber, Instacart, as well as others, to be exempt from a new law that would require them to treat their independent contractors as employees, is on track to pass following Tuesday’s general election.

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After he was projected to win Michigan by the Associated Press, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has reached a projected 264 of the 270 electoral votes required to win the U.S. Presidency. If he wins Nevada, as is projected based on the number of votes reporting, Biden will garner the six more e…

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Incumbent Mayor Katrina Foley is leading the race toward her reelection against Sandra Genis, Wendy Brooks Leece, Quentin “Q” Pullen and Al Melone for another term in Costa Mesa in Tuesday’s general election.

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Incumbent Jerry Patterson won reelection against challengers Tony Bui and Long Pham for the Coast Community College District Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 2. 

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The Coast Report Editorial Board votes to determine our endorsements for elections. Coast Report endorses selectively and the endorsements for the 2020 Election include U.S. President and California Propositions 16, 18, 21 and 22. 

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Proposition 22 would allow gig companies such as Uber, Lyft, Doordash and Instacart to be exempt from treating workers like employees rather than contract workers. As employees, these companies would be forced to give benefits such as health care, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensatio…

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Proposition 21, also known as “The Rental Affordability Act,” would return local control back to cities and counties allowing them to establish rent control on residential properties over 15-years old.

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Proposition 18 proposes an amendment to California’s constitution that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections, as well as certain special elections, provided that they will be 18 by the time of the corresponding general election. If passed, California will become the 19th stat…

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Proposition 16 is a ballot measure that asks California voters to amend the Constitution of California to repeal Proposition 209, a 1996 legislation that prohibits state government institutions from considering race, sex or ethnicity, specifically in the areas of public employment and colleg…

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Orange Coast College students now have the opportunity to vote for one student senate candidate as polls opened on Sunday at occvotes.com.

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Currently, it is illegal to operate a cannabis dispensary or business that sells/delivers cannabis products in Costa Mesa. If adopted, Measure Q would allow the city to develop rules for cannabis storefront dispensaries and non-storefront delivery services that best serves the residents of C…

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The student government of Orange Coast College will hold elections online starting Monday and running through Oct. 30 at occvotes.com. There are two students running for one senate seat.

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Early voting centers in counties across California opened on Monday, and ballots are being mailed to every registered voter in an unprecedented move by the state, including registered Orange Coast College students.

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Orange Coast College is participating this fall semester for the first time in the 2020 Ballot Bowl, a competition between all of the higher education schools in the California system to see how many students each campus can get registered to vote, meant to foster civic engagement amongst Ca…

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Garrett Hart, chair and professor in the Department of Cinema and Television Acts at California State University’s College of Communications, started growing concerned with American politics in the wake of the controversial 2016 election. 

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In this unprecedented time in which we are living and ahead of an election that many argue is the most consequential election of our lifetimes, Orange Coast College’s Doyle Art Center is hosting a special virtual exhibition featuring new work by six artists entitled “Almost Presidential” exp…