Updated Saturday, November 10, 2012
President Obama officially declared the winner in Florida — raises his electoral vote total to 332.
Still no official results from Florida, but newly re-elected President Obama holds a narrow lead in that state today. Yesterday, the Florida Democratic Party declared victory, in their state, for the president. On Election Day, President Obama won the popular vote and the all important electoral count: Obama 303 to Mitt Romney’s 206. A candidate needed 270 electoral votes to win the White House.
On the state level, Governor Jerry Brown and his supporters are celebrating the big win of Proposition 30 — which is supposed to pump much needed funds into our financially strapped educational system — from K-12 schools to community colleges. Locally, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), State Senator Caol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge), and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D- Silver Lake) easily won re-election.