Calif. Called Early for Obama, Prop. 30 Leading (8:20pm)
Just 20 minutes after the polls closed in California, the Associated Press has called the state for President Obama -- and CNN, NPR and others are already projecting the president will be re-elected. California voters are deciding some very big questions tonight, in addition to choosing a president. There are 11 ballot measures that will determine funding for public education, changes to the state's Three Strikes law, whether to eliminate the death penalty and much more.
Obama Wins With Help From Calif., Feinstein Wins (8:50pm)
President Obama has won re-election tonight, with big help from California's 55 electoral votes. Dianne Feinstein is also expected to easily win re-election over somewhat token opposition from Republican Elizabeth Emken. We're also keeping a close eye on the 11 propositions on the statewide ballot. Proposition 30 -- Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measure -- is now losing by four percentage points. But as Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo warns Scott Shafer, it's still early to read too much in to state propositions numbers, with only about 12 percent of precincts reporting.
Obama and Feinstein Win, Still Too Early to Call Calif. Propositions (9:20pm)
President Barack Obama is winning re-election tonight and carrying California -- although by a smaller margin than he did four years ago, at least at this point. Senator Dianne Feinstein is also coasting to re-election with 57 percent of the vote over Republican Elizabeth Emken.
Three Strikes Law Revision Leading, 68 to 32 Percent (9:50pm)
As Mitt Romney concedes the election to President Obama, we check in on the 11 California ballot propositions. Proposition 36, which would revise California's Three Strikes law, is currently ahead 68 to 32 percent, with 17 percent of precincts reporting. Host Scott Shafer checks in with reporter Michael Montgomery, who is with supporters of Prop. 36 in San Francisco.