Elections

Elections

Trump voters say they’re doing fine but government is lying about economy’s health

There’s a disconnect between economic data suggesting a good and growing economy, and a groundswell of voters who think those numbers are rigged. Interviews with several dozen voters in Western Pennsylvania who support Republican Donald Trump reveal a deeply held distrust of government statistics and programs, a fear that their own relative prosperity is threatened and the strong sense that change is critical in the White House.

Elections

Excruciating wait for Turlock election results continues

The waiting game has been excruciating for those watching a tight City Council race in Turlock. Stanislaus County’s Registrar of Voters Office last updated the count Nov. 15, a full two weeks ago. Nothing has changed. Councilman Steven Nascimento holds onto a four-vote lead over Councilwoman Amy Bublak in District 4.

Below are the responses from the candidates who responded to The Bee's request for the candidate questionnaires. The Bee made this request to all candidates.

Turlock City Council, District 2
Jaime Franco

Turlock City Council, District 4
Steven Nascimento

YCCD Board of Trustees, Area 3
Bill Holly
Kevin Sabo

YCCD Board of Trustees, Area 5
Linda Flores

YCCD Board of Trustees, Area 6
Leslie Beggs

Videos

Anatomy of a presidential concession speech

As we inch closer to election day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are starting to consider their election night speeches. While Donald Trump is leaving America in "suspense" as to whether he'll accept the results, in the American tradition, one candidate will likely give a concession speech. Whoever it is, here a few pointers on how to accept defeat with grace. Credit: Meta Viers & Vera Bergengruen/McClatchy
Anatomy of a presidential concession speech 1:54

Anatomy of a presidential concession speech

Discussing the pros of Measure L 2:18

Discussing the pros of Measure L

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board 2:01

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 63 (gun regulation) with Bee Editorial Board 2:36

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 63 (gun regulation) with Bee Editorial Board