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Kamala Harris

Oakland native, former San Francisco DA, state Attorney General and first-term U.S. senator is poised to become the highest-ranking woman in American political history, vice president, and the first Black person to hold the office. Love her or loathe her, Harris’ accomplishment is historic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unions

California Labor lost big on Prop 22, the ballot measure funded by Uber and Lyft to reverse state law and make ride-sharing drivers independent contractors, not employees. Voters also rejected Prop 23, a measure to impose new rules on dialysis clinics as part of a unionization push.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Pelosi

Democrats retained the House of Representatives, where she is likely to remain speaker. But they lost seats after being expected to win 10 to 15, and with a smaller majority in 2021, Pelosi will have less room to maneuver.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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