Democrat incumbent Rep. Salud Carbajal secured re-election against Republican candidate Andy Caldwell for representing the 24th Congressional District. Carbajal garnered 58.8% of votes, according to the US Secretary of State website. Carbajal will continue representing San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties and a portion of Ventura County as he begins his third two-year term […]
Tag: 2020 election
Heidi Harmon wins race for mayor, Pease and Marx return to city council
Heidi Harmon won the race for San Luis Obispo Mayor by a landslide with about 52.34% of the vote.
San Luis Obispo County sees highest voter turnout in history
San Luis Obispo County experienced record-breaking voter turnout in the 2020 election, as 88.35% of registered voters in the county cast a ballot this election. “The turnout this year was just off the charts,” County Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong said. About 83% of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2016 election — the second […]
Women at Cal Poly respond to Kamala Harris’ election: “We can finally be a part of politics”
Kamala Harris made history this election as the first woman and the first woman of color to be elected as Vice President in the United States.
How students used their vote out-of-state in the 2020 election
For many Cal Poly students, the 2020 election was the first time they got to vote for a presidential candidate. The presidential election was dependent on swing states, and had one of the highest voter populations ever recorded, according to The Washington Post. Mustang News found that students not only voted locally, but some voted in […]
Heidi Harmon on track for another two-year term
Incumbent Heidi Harmon leads the race for mayor with 12,382 votes, which is about 52.47% of counted ballots, while local business owner Cherisse Sweeney follows with 8,364 votes — 34.2% of counted ballots, the county released in a Nov. 9 election summary report. So far, 84.99% of registered voters cast their ballot this election. The […]
San Luis Obispo community reacts to Biden presidency: “It’s a good day”
Dancing, music and cheers could be heard throughout Mission Plaza Sunday, Nov. 8 to celebrate the presidential win for Joe Biden. “I feel like there’s a genuine joy across the country for the first time in a long time,” celebration attendee Ben Bellizzi said. “Even though 70 million people across the country voted for that […]
“This victory means joy”: Celebrations continue for Biden’s win
A symphony of loud music and cheers filled Mission Plaza Sunday afternoon as community members celebrated president-elect Joe Biden’s victory for the second day in San Luis Obispo.
“I think it’s great to see people dancing again”: San Luis Obispo community celebrates Biden’s victory
San Luis Obispo community members cheered, danced and sang together in triumph after Joe Biden was announced president-elect of the United States.
Cal Poly community responds to presidential election
The Cal Poly community, along with the rest of the country, is waiting in suspense for the results of the 2020 presidential election — but some obstacles are expected to lie ahead. In what Cal Poly political science professor Michael Latner described as a “nail-biter” election race, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe […]
About 60% of registered SLO city voters are in favor of Measure G so far
If the measure passes, a $10 item will cost 13 cents more than it would at our current tax rate of 7.75%. Sales tax will increase to 8.75% in April 2021 if voters vote “Yes.”