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A collaboration between Capital Public Radio, KQED, KPCC and KPBS to cover the 2016 elections in California.

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State Government

California High Court Puts Proposition 66 On Hold

December 20, 2016 | Ben Adler

The California Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a November ballot measure that seeks to streamline the state’s death penalty system to consider a lawsuit filed by Proposition 66 opponents.

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State Government

Why California Takes So Darn Long To Count Its Votes

November 21, 2016 | Ben Adler

Two weeks after Election Day, two California propositions and numerous local races remain too close to call. That’s because counties estimate there are still more than two million unprocessed ballots.

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State Government

Pollsters: Election Results Show California Unlike Rest Of America

November 16, 2016 | Ben Adler

It’s often said that “as California goes, so goes the nation.” But that’s rarely been less true than in last week’s election. Two of California’s most highly respected pollsters say the results underscore just how different the Golden State is.