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Mon Nov 7 2016 (Updated 11/16/16)
Long National Nightmare of the 2016 Election Is Almost Over
Mon Nov 7 2016 (Updated 11/16/16)
On the Ballot: President, Congress, 17 State Propositions, Local Measures & Officeholders
UPDATE: ...And a new four-year nightmare is about to begin. Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. For coverage of the first anti-Trump protests across Northern California, see We've Got a Bigger Problem Now.

Considering the campaign for president currently lasts nearly two years, made worse by the two major political parties selecting nominees with the highest unfavorable ratings ever for presidential candidates, most of the country is ready for the election to be over already. Of course, the two-party partisan rancor will be anything but over no matter who wins or loses. And the fascists and racists Trump has riled up won't be going anywhere.

In California, there are an astounding 17 state propositions on the ballot this time around, everything from legalizing cannabis to extending taxes on the rich, from lowering prescription drug prices to competing measures regarding the death penalty. Additionally, Californians will be voting for a US Senator to replace Barbara Boxer (Will Dianne Feinstein ever retire?) and dozens of members of the House of Representatives, as well as over one hundred state Assembly and Senate members.

Locally in six Bay Area cities, new renter protections are on the ballot. Oakland will vote on a charter amendment for a new Police Oversight Commission. Hundreds of local politicians are up for a vote and a wide variety of measures will be decided.

Millions of principled anarchists and others choose not to vote at all, believing elections are a meaningless charade in our capitalist system, or that — to borrow a turn of phrase from Cleve Jones in the movie Milk — elections are a fucking bourgeois affectation. For the roughly 70% of eligible voters who do vote in California in presidential years, or those who are simply interested in issues surrounding the election, this is Indybay's round-up of related coverage.

While Indybay has not received comprehensive reports on everything and everyone up for a vote in every Northern California district on Tuesday, November 8, those who've chosen to publish their reports and recommendations have covered a variety of the issues at stake. Without further ado, here's what they have to say.



Check the newswire on Indybay's Government & Elections News page for the very latest, as well as responses to election results.

U.S.
The FBI intervenes in the 2016 election | photoMy Answer to the Question--Why on Earth Would Anyone Vote for Bernie? | OpDeny270 is a Strategic Plan, to Write In Bernie Sanders, and Force a 12th Amendment Vote | The 2016 elections and the dead-end of “lesser evil” politics | Is the US election rigged?

California
audiophotoVoting Recommendations on Stir it Up radio show | Abolish Death Penalty (Yes on 62 & No on 66); Legalize Marijuana (Yes Prop 64) | photoWSPA tops lobbyist spending with $16.6 million this session | Proposition 57: A Vote For Justice | The marijuana election is days away!

Santa Rosa
Special investigator to probe anti-rent-control petition complaints in Santa Rosa

Richmond
Richmond Mayor accepted CAA contributions before he voted no on eviction moratorium | Richmond Mayor & two council members block emergency eviction and rent increase moratorium

Oakland
photoWest Oakland: Do Not Vote for Oakland's Most Corrupt Councilmember, Lynette Gibson McElhaney | videoOakland's Police Commission is needed as a step to reform | Oakland City Council Cmte to Consider Censure of Council President Thursday | photoPassionate Challenger Shakes Established Incumbent in West Oakland City Council Race | pdfAlameda County Green Party voter guide

San Francisco
photoDevelopers And Lobbyists Double Down For SF Supervisor Candidate Hillary Ronen | photoSan Francisco Green Party voter guide

San José
calendarPost-Election Rally: We the People Demand Action!

Santa Cruz
photoInvisible Still? | Statement of Steve Pleich Campaign | photoBenefit Concert for a Brand New Council | Time for Serious Consideration of Rent Control Ordinance | photoDrew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council Fund raising event | photoDrew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council 8-18-2016 | photoDrew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council 2016

Monterey County
photoBan Fracking: Yes on Z

Green Party voter guides
pdfAlameda County | photoSan Francisco

Recent Election-Related Calendar Events:
calendarTim Redmond: The November Elections & Future of San Francisco | calendarJill Stein for President: Final Bay Area Campaign Rally | calendarJill Stein for President Campaign Rally | calendarOpen Discussion of the 2016 Elections | calendarForum/Foro: Trump is Poison, but is Clinton the Antidote? | calendarThe AfterBern: What comes next after the Sanders campaign? | calendarLies, Bribes, and Elections | calendarThe Real Presidential Debate | calendarElections 2016: Racist Bigots and Imperialist War Hawks | calendarSpeak Out Against the Proposed Camping/Loitering Ordinance at Salinas City Council Meeting

Related Features: Fight Over Skyrocketing Bay Area Rents to Hit the Ballot Box | D is for Dilemma in Santa Cruz County | Big Money Candidates Raise Twice that of Progressives in SC City Council Race | "Bye Libby" Campaign Collecting Signatures for Special Election to Remove Oakland Mayor | San Francisco March/Rally In Solidarity with DNC Protests | Call Goes Out to Let Oaklanders Vote on a Strong Police Accountability Measure | California Almost Mattered This Time, Sort Of: On Primary Eve, Trump Already Republican Nominee & Corporate Media Calls Democratic Race | Richmond Activists Wrap Up Renter Protection Signature Gathering Campaign | Trump Forced to Sneak Through Fence to Reach California GOP Convention in Burlingame | Oakland Justice Coalition Pushing for Radical Change at the Ballot Box
02/17/17 Santa Cruz DA Won't File Charges Against Police Officer Who Killed Man Holding Garden Rake Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/16/17 Nationwide Ramp-Up of Highly Militarized ICE Raids Includes California's Central Coast Front Page | Police State and Prisons | California | U.S. | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/15/17 Number of Monarchs Overwintering in California Remains Low Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | U.S. | International | Americas | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/15/17 Civil Rights Groups Condemn New York City's Fordham University Ban on SJP Front Page | Education & Student Activism | U.S. | Palestine02/14/17 Safe Drinking Water Exemptions Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | East Bay | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/13/17 Eight Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline Protested Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Peninsula | U.S.02/13/17 Dam Maintenance Neglected as Governor Brown Promotes Delta Tunnels Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections02/09/17 International Women's General Strike on March 8: Walk Out, March and Demonstrate Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | U.S. | International02/09/17 Public Bank of Oakland Aims to Serve the People, Use Bank’s Profits for Common Good Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | Government & Elections02/08/17 Mayor and City Administrator Bulldoze Homes & Village of Services for Oakland’s Homeless Residents Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections02/07/17 Settlement Reached for Berkeley Police Brutality at 2014 Black Lives Matter Protest Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections
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New Western Monarch and Milkweed Website Launched via The Xerces Society Wednesday Feb 22nd 4:39 PM
Highly Militarized ICE Raids on California's Central Coast No Raids, No Wall (3 comments) Wednesday Feb 15th 5:56 PM
California Shrugs Off Deadline for Shutting Down Illegal Oil Industry Injections Center for Biological Diversity (1 comment) Wednesday Feb 15th 2:44 PM
Trump Administration Waives Water-protection Rule for Three California Oilfields Center for Biological Diversity (1 comment) Tuesday Feb 14th 7:04 PM
Oroville Dam fiasco is a wake up call exposing absurdity of Delta Tunnels Dan Bacher (1 comment) Tuesday Feb 14th 2:07 PM
Lake Oroville surges over emergency spillway for first time in history Dan Bacher (5 comments) Saturday Feb 11th 2:24 PM
Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by Nearly One-third Center for Biological Diversity Friday Feb 10th 3:26 PM
Number of Monarchs Overwintering in California Remains Low via The Xerces Society Wednesday Feb 8th 6:35 PM
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For Immediate Release: Scholars' Response to Travel Ban California Scholars For Academic Freedom Sunday Feb 5th 6:36 PM
100 Days of Resistance Center for Biological Diversity Sunday Jan 29th 11:41 PM
On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo From National Wildlife Refuges Center for Biological Diversity Monday Jan 23rd 7:03 PM
Nuclear Shutdown News December 2016 Michael Steinberg Wednesday Jan 4th 10:35 PM
Jane Fonda Divests From Wells Fargo Ross Plesset Tuesday Jan 3rd 7:44 PM
Petition Seeks Ban on Import of Invasive Bullfrogs Into California Center for Biological Diversity (1 comment) Monday Dec 12th 2:48 PM
Oil Company Applies for First New Offshore Fracking Permit in California Center for Biological Diversity Thursday Dec 8th 5:09 PM
Report highlights 17 bad actors waging aggressive anti-solar campaigns via Environment California Tuesday Dec 6th 2:08 PM
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Art of War : Executive Order K. Larmee Saturday Feb 18th 11:06 PM
UAW2865 UCB Workers Discuss J20 Mass Walk-Out and Trump Government Labor Video Project Friday Jan 20th 11:19 AM
Value Human Life Bill K. Harley (1 comment) Monday Jan 16th 10:15 PM
5-4-3-2-1-Revolution Fhyre Phoenix (1 comment) Friday Jan 13th 1:03 AM
2016 Stockton Kwanzaa Nia Celebration ~ Taft Community Center Khubaka, Michael Harris (1 comment) Thursday Dec 29th 3:44 PM
Collected Anti-Trump chants protester (2 comments) Thursday Nov 10th 8:31 AM
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