Barack Obama Wins California

Voters in California on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 55 electoral votes.

President Barack Obama won California's 55 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney.

In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times.

Romney and Obama visited California frequently to raise funds during the campaign, but the state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.

The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, but voter support for the president remained strong.

"It's incredibly important that Barack Obama gets another chance because no other president has inherited the mess for a lack of a better word that he inherited... if he wasn't blocked like he was in his first four years, now he might actually have a chance to do something," said Scarlett Savage of Santa Monica.

Albert Rubio November 09, 2012 at 11:39 PM
I don't claim to understand much of what you said, But one thought did come to mind: >Property rights are a superstition Property rights are not a superstition. Property rights are a means (the only means) for a society to maintain and increase peace and prosperity. Once Property rights can no longer be upheld, there is no way to create stable peace and prosperity. The modern world would no longer be possible. Property rights are in fact human rights. Such rights are in all our interests as without them, life is quite intolerable. Most of the world and its history attests to this.
David V. November 09, 2012 at 11:42 PM
You use a lot of invective, but you haven't said anything here. In fact, spending -- stimulus -- is what is needed to achieve economic recovery in a recession. That's Keynesian economics, which worked to end the Great Depression. Austerity, on the other hand -- the policies of Herbert Hoover, and now of the European Union -- will cause recessions to deepen. That's what Greece is suffering from now. Moreover, your claim of overloaded welfare rolls is false. We ended welfare in the 1990s. Using the word "socialism" doesn't make anything you say any more true.
5150 November 09, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Well one thing is certain the obamanator will be out of office in 4 years.
Nicole Mooradian November 09, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Hi everyone—We are closing comments on this story so that our editors can move from moderation to other tasks. Please join the conversation on other post-election stories on our Patch sites. Thank you all for your contributions.
Marcus November 09, 2012 at 11:45 PM
@Kevin George - Yes even left wing liberals shouldn't be saying that word as well. Come on peeps, show some love and heart, and just sling mud at grown ups who can defend themselves. Whether you are right or left!


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