Trump Triumphs



Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord, N.C., on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. (Diedra Laird/Charlotte Observer/TNS/MCT)

Josue Aguilar

Republican candidate Donald J. Trump has been projected as the 45th President of the United States.

According to L.A. Times, the final projected numbers show that Trump is ahead with 276 electoral votes over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

The general election wasn’t the only concern for California voters. Here are the results from the California senate election, as well as the propositions that passed.

Former Attorney General Kamala Harris has won the open California senate seat defeating Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. The seat, which hasn’t been vacant in 24 years, was up for grabs after Democrat Barbara Boxer retired earlier this year.

Incumbent Rep. Brad Sherman (D) has also retained his seat for the California 27th district, defeating Republican Mark Reed with 73 percent of the vote.

As for California state ballot measures, voters passed several measures that might affect students.

The following is a list of those measures that passed:

Prop 51: Approximately $9 billion in bonds will fund construction and modernization projects for elementary, middle, high schools and community colleges.

Prop 56: Taxes on cigarettes will increase by $2 per pack. Similar tax increases will apply to other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes with nicotine.

Prop 60: Voters did not pass this proposition, which would have given the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration the right to require adult film actors to wear condoms during filming.

Prop 63: Background checks and authorization from the state’s Department of Justice will be required to purchase gun ammunition. The sale and possession of large-capacity magazines will be banned as well.

Prop 64: Marijuana usage and sales are now legal within the state. Taxes will be collected on marijuana sales and purchases will be restricted to adults over the age of 21.

Anthony Martinez also contributed to this article.

*This article will include updated information.