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i believe this is newsom's wife at this point. i'm going to let her take it away. >> immeasurable honor to stand here before the voters of california and all of you. i know that you're anxiously waiting to hear from the next governor of the great state of california. but i couldn't let him get up here without first telling him and telling all of you how proud i am of him and how proud i am of the leader that he has become. proud of the life that we have built together and the children that we brought into this world and proud of the campaign that he has run and all of the incredible tngs that i know he will do for this state. [ cheers and applause ] >> gavin's courage has been on display from the minute he stepped out on the political stage. we saw this when gavin first
became mayor. and he became the first mayor in america to allow same sex couples to marry. more than a decade before the supreme court finally spoke on the issue. and we saw this again when in the wake of mere daily mass shootings gavin took on the nra and he won. [ cheers and applause ] and we have seen his courage continue to shine throughout his campaign as time and time again he has rallied against division and hate and stood up for love and inclusion. fiercely defending our california values and all that binds us together. so obviously i am very proud to call gavin newsom my partner in life. and i truly believe that gavin is the leader that we need in
california now more than ever. but i also believe in all of you. and what all of us can do together. so thank you. thank you for believing in gavin and standing by his side. thank you for being a part of our extended families. [ speaking spanish ] >> you're listening to gavin newsom's wife jennifer. we wanted to take this opportunity to switch to a better camera and give you a clearer picture and cleaner feed of her remarks of she is apparently getting ready to introduce her husband who has been declared the winner of the election tonight and will be
california's next governor. >> no matter the circumstances of your birth or your life you are all welcome in our california family. [ speaking spanish ] >> so without further adieu, please welcome my husband, the father to our four incredible young children, and the next governor of the great state of california, gavin newsom. ♪ [ music ] ♪
i'm glad you're all still awake. and i'm honored that you took the time to be here. and look the votes, it goes without saying, the votes are still being count asked clearly your voices are still being heard. but a few minutes ago i received a very generous call from john cox. we congratulated each other on a hard fought race and now i want to congratulate each and every one of you. because you stood for courage. courage for a change and now i can stand before you knowing i will have the incredible privilege of serving as your next governor. but this victory, this victory is really your victory because of you the future belongs to
california. it's been a tough two years but tonight america's biggest state is making the biggest statement in america. we're saying unmistakably and in unionson that it's time to roll the credits on the politics of chaos and the politics of cruelty. now it's time for going far and going together. now is the time for decency, for facts, for trust, and now it's the time for truth. now is the time for leaders to lead and to those agents of anger determined to divide us instead of unite us, it's time to pack it up and for you to pack it in. this in every way, shape, or form is california's moment. and to those who wonder whether polarization is permanent who think todays big dreams are
tomorrows broken promises, who question whether a 40 million person melting pot of different faiths, different families and futures can live and prosper together, california is your answer. [ cheers and applause ] >> the sun is rising in the west. and the arc of history is bending in our direction. because this is not just a state of resistance, california is a state of results. california is america's coming attraction, a rocket fueled engine of human industry and innovation, the nation's greatest job creator, and the fifth largest economy in the world. but the true genius of california isn't the value we work for, it's the values we fight for. this is a state where we don't criminalize diversity, we celebrate diversity. we don't reject, we protect the
most vulnerable. we don't put profit and loss aahead of clean air, we don't put profit and loss ahead of clean air and clean coastlines. we don't regulate a woman's body more than we regulate assault weapons on our streets. we don't demean, we don't discriminate, and we don't demoralize. we don't separate families and we don't lock kids in cages. at our best we always stand up, we step in, and we fight for what's right. there's a reason why california's dream is america's leading brand. because california's dream has always been and always will be too big t fail and too powerful to bully. here's the thing, the california dream it's not binary, every day we show how human endeavor can
be both lucrative and inclusive, they aren't mutually exclusive. we don't just want success in the right hands, we want it in everybody's hands. but there's no doubt about this, the dream is still too distant for too many. we're a land of plenty but we are far from perfect. too many californians are being priced out of housing, health care, and higher education. too many workers are feeling the ever tightening squeeze of automation and wage stagnation. too many children are growing up in poverty and starting school from behind. in many ways and many places we are simultaneously the richest and the poorest state. but after traveling california from region to region and a bus fueled by perpetual optimism i'm more convinced than ever there's no problem in california that isn't somehow, somewhere being
solved by a californian. that's what california is doing. we're the most diverse state in the world's most diverse democracy. californians by birth, californians by choice, every generation overcoming every conceivable border and bias, all part of the same journey to ascend and succeed together. over our journey through the course of this campaign i have seen it in the hopeful faces of many. i have heard it in their indelible personal stories. i see it in the donut store owner in garden grove beaming with pride because his daughter was the first in their family to attend college. i've seen it in ms. jackie the union home care worker in lancaster who dedicates her life to helping other human beings live their final days in dignity. i've seen it in greg, an heroic homeless veteran just a few weeks back after years and years of struggle with addiction has
found a new path thanks to treatment and job training. and i've seen it in the bravery of elizabeth, an 8-year-old girl in fresno who raised her hand at my town hall and asked not about herself but what she can do to protect her friends in the case of a school shooting. that's what this campaign is all about. it's about advancing all californians on their journey by making this a place of quality, california a place of opportunity, safety, and affordability for everyone. we can make their dream real. but only if we have the courage of our convictions, the courage to dream bigger and demand more. the courage to be a statef results and a state of refuge. i've listened and i've learned from californians of every walk
of life. because i know that starting tomorrow the hard work truly begins. but tonight i'm just overwhelmed with gratitude. and i'm humble, i'm humble to accept this awesome responsibility. because i know what we can accomplish working together, transforming the politically impossible into the practically inevitable. there are so many stars, so many california stars in this room tonight. too many to name, too many to enumerate. but i want to take a moment and a personal skpriflg mention just a few who have shined brightest for me when i needed the most. starting with me wife, jen, a real life wonder woman. jen who fights everyday for a world where children can live free of stereotype and social inequality while being the incredible mother of our four
remarkable children. to all of my friends and family who have been there for me many dating back to the not so distant kids as a struggling kid with an undiagnosed reading disorder and an incredibly bad hair cut. i still have dyslexia, and lord knows the jury is still out on the hair. but because of their urging and unconditional support i grew up with the audacity to think i could make a difference and the humility to know i couldn't do it alone. and as always politics is a team sport. and i want to thank my campaign team, the best in the business. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, guys. as well as the incomparable army of the grass roots supporters, organizers, all of those texters who were the lifeblood of this campaign. you know who you are. thank you for your great work. also as i have seen so many of them i want to thank and salute
all of the state legislators who are here and every public servant elected across this state tonight. we'll serve in different branchs of government but we share the same california name on the front of our jerseys. there's a famous quote, oh you know this, we should not go where the path may lead. don't go there. but instead go where there's no path and leave a trail. for literally my entire life governor jerry brown has been blazing his trail as a pioneer in progress for this state. he's been a role model for me and tonight we all owe him a profound debt of gratitude. thank you, governor jerry brown. remarkable leadership. [ cheers and applause ] >> robert kennedy i thought always saithe said it best. he said few will have the greatness to bend history. but each of us can work to change a small portion of events
and the total of those acts will be written in the history of this generation. as californians we have been granted the extraordinary opportunity to write history's next chapter. and the extraordinary obligation to help every californian write their own california story even from the darkest of circumstances. just last week i met an extraordinary young man by the name of joshua who is writing his own story. he said to me, i can't vote for you, i was born in mexico. i came here with my mom after my father passed away. and i watched her work three jobs as a cook to support me. i worked as a community service officer he said to pay his own way through college and he's about to graduate with a uc
degree. joshua is also a dreamer who spent every waking day over the past year worrying if his dream was coming to an end. but he said, gavin, i can't vote for you but i want you to know i'm okay. i'm okay because i'm a californian. that's what california means to joshua. that's what california means to the world. now it's our turn to spend our waking days protecting that dream for every californian. thank you, california. thank you all very much for being here tonight. god bless you and the best is yet to come. thank you. >> you have been listening live to lieutenant governor, now the new governor of california gavin newsom making his acceptance speech in southern california saying that california is a 40 million person melting pot and not just a state of resistance but a state of results.
>> he said it's the biggest state making the biggest statement. he's talking about decency, facts, truth, and trust. and that agents of anger need to pack up and pack it in. take office, be sworn in on january 7, 2019. about two months from today. >> and you see him on stage there with his wife jennifer and their four children which he referenced in his speech. >> and we will be back with more election coverage here on kron4. it's time for sleep number's veterans day sale
race in california... where incumbent senator dianne now to the u.s. senate race in california where the incumbent senator diane feinstein faced a challenge from kevin deleon. >> dan carmen live at diane feinstein's election party where she spoke not too long ago. >> reporter: this party is winding down. as you can see there's still people here looking a the the results. and much better results for democrats this time around than a couple of years ago. feinstein spoke here about 9:15. she was introduced by her granddaughter thanking everybody especially willie brown who she said was the first person to believe in her. she went on to talk about exactly how politics has changed since she started in the business back in the u.s. senate in 1992. >> this is such a great country.
and it's been factionalized and trivialized with rhetoric. we must come together for the good of the nation and i think of mankind. thank you for your support. >> that was u.s. senator diane feinstein addressing her supporters here. she did not go on the attack against donald trump. she has always said that she is one of those who can reach across the aisle. she highlighted the fact that she is the lead democrat on the judiciary committee and how important that is and on appropriations which is important about getting money to california. she said she will continue to do the best she can for california
looking forward. we want to hear from our panel of guests for analysis on how these key races are panning out. >> randy, you just heard gavin newsom's speech so your analysis on what california has to look for with the new governor. >> what struck some of us sitting here listening to his speech was when he said that california is america's coming attraction and you might think he had double meaning with that that gavin is america's coming attraction. no carrierrin0
ramifications obviously. >> when you are governor of california you're in the seat especially when you're young and dashing and he is. he's a good speaker, there's a lot of attractive qualities about him but she's 100% right. can he run for president, promise to do big things and keep california fiscally sound. i did a forbes piece with 200,000 views. california has over 2 trillion in debt and $787 billion in infrastructure deficits. that is a lot to overcome for him to do all that he wants and be fiscally right. then as you point out he has sort of relationship with the legislature now, i think it will work out. but to see his vision of high speed mail and health care come through it will be very difficult. >> another thing that could slow
down his california dream is that jerry brown came into office in 2010, the economy was just starting to pick up again. and with his tax hike he was able to parlay that into turning a budget deficit into a surplus. timing wise gavin newsom may not be so lucky. economists say we're overdue for a downturn. >> and most people say certainly in the housing market they're seeing the downturn probably by 2020. which is not really always where you want to be if you're going to run for president unless it happens in 2021. the thing is california is what america is going to be like. but it's not there yet. but i think speaking big in this election proved you can move the needle. look at what beto o'rourke did in texas, nearly unseating ted cruz for talking about a grander vision of what he saw really for america not just for texas.
i think that made an impression on everyone and i think anyone who wants to run nationally is going to look at what beto did in texas and say i need to be able to do that. >> we're going to come back a little bit later. ken, pam, back to you. >> thank you for your observations, we appreciate that. >> we continue our coverage tonight but before we go to break we want to get you some of the latest information on races and measures in alameda county. >>. tonight with coverage our team we continue
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hundreds of races across the nine bay area counties... the hotly we're tracking hundreds of races tonight across the nine bay area counties including the county sheriffs race. clara >> laury smith has had a lock on that job for a long time. >> that's right and it looks like she may be on her way to a sixth term now. that would mean she's been sheriff for 20 years. let's take a look at the numbers as far as we know with 43% of the vote in right now she's leading.
that's been the one consistent thing and that's also been in contrast to the sheri incumbent and myself. i always sat and listened to them. . >> the sheriff actually had the support this time around from the correctional officers at the jail which he was in charge for all of those years before he retired all those years ago coming out of retirement to challenge the sheriff. with about 43% of the precincts reporting laury smith is leading 56% to 43%. that's the latest here in san jose. pam, ken, back to you. >> before you go as you know the blue ribbon panel that investigated a lot of problems internally in the jail in santa clara county was critical of
smith. did that report not have much impact based on what you're hearing in terms of her victory tonight? >> reporter: well it's hard to say, pam. that situation at the jail there has been festering for 2 or 3 years following the 2015 death of michael kyrie. of course most of the blame there went to the three deputies who were convicted of kyrie's murder. they are now in prison but there was a blue ribbon panel that was formed and the hope for a lot of reforms at the jail, most notably the call for more psychiatric evaluations and for more mental health treatments. as our political consultant told me earlier today there was a lot of finger pointing in this campaign. saying these reforms weren't happening fast enough, whereas the sheriff was saying they're happening just as fast as possible.
so yeah that was an issue in the campaign but evidently not enough for the sheriff to go down this time. so it does look as though she'll be moving on, pam. >> the latest on santa clara county's sheriffs race. before we go to the commercial we'll show you the latest results from proposition c. we'll be right back after the break.
(pam) good evening and thanks for joining us i'm pam moore. (ken) and i'm ken wayne. we have complete election night cove welcome back to kron4's continuing election coverage on this election night 2018. we want to head back down to los angeles to check in with what really probably is the biggest story in california politics on this election night the election of our new governor. >> j.r. stone standing by there. >> reporter: i can tell you you can still feel the energy in here in downtown los angeles this evening after gavin newsom gave his victory speech a little while ago. he was introduced by his wife and then at the end of the speech all of his kids came out, they gave waves, he shook hands. it was quite the moment. and he really had the crowd at times during this speech. going into tonight gavin newsom has made it known he is the
resistance to president trump. and during that speech tonight he certainly took jabs at the president whether it was talking about immigration or other issues at one point saying that we don't put kids in cages and the best is yet to come. also saying that the sun now sets on the west. he talked about his campaign, this is what he had to say. >> this is what this campaign is all about. it's about advancing all californians on their journey by making this a place of equality, opportunity, safety, and affordability for everyone. we can make their dream real but only if we have the courage of our convictions. the courage to dream bigger and demand more. the courage to be a state of results and a state of refuge. i've listened and i've learned from californians of every walk of life. because i know that starting
tomorrow the hard work truly begins. but tonight i'm just overwhelmed with gratitude. and i'm humble to accept this awesome responsibility because i know what we can accomplish working together transforming the politically impossible into the praically inevitable. >> back out here live this evening you can see that much of the crowd has cleared out. the music continues to play leading into gavin newsom. came out and gave the introduction and he spoke as well. certainly lots of energy in this room. it is clear he is energetic, he is excited about what is to come for california. now back to you two into the studio. >> j.r. stone reporting live from los angeles tonight. we want to bring it back home
now. oakland mayor libby shaft facing a campaign that was tougher than many thought it might be. >> up against nine contenders tonight. we're live from oakland with more on how things turned out and the latest numbers. >> reporter: the mayor has been leading the pack since this election started. she is here right now talking to supporters of hers and they are very hopeful and excited tonight. her campaign manager tells me however she will not be claiming that win until all votes have been counted. she seems very comfortable, she's happy, she's chatting with her supporters. and since starting her re-election campaign mayor shaft says she wasn't taking anything for granted and sure enough she was out on the street today ö to voters up until the very last minute volunteers were busy on the phonekoñ lines urgig people to vote. libby shaftu has made a name for
herself here in oakland. she took over at a time when the oakland police department was dealing with a slew of sex scandals and she also made national headlines after taking on president trump after announcing immigration raids before they happened. she's also had her fair share of opponents that thinkp she's to friendly to developers. over the last few years mayor shaft has gotten endorsements from outgoing governor jerry brown and projected winner gavin newsom.7hj@one%qñ of her platfos addressing homelessness head on. >> i will be focussing my first hours in the new term with our unsheltered residents listening to3o them, hearing their needs, hearing how they're experiencing the way that this city is helping prqs off of the
streets and into safetyt and services and on to a path of self-sufficiency. >> mayor shaft is also campaigning for measure 8a. it will expand early childhood and preschool education as well as a program to improve high school graduation and college readiness. >> thank you, we want to put up thes> interesting. in this race cat brooks who was a very high profile community activist particularly during the black lives matter issues and pamela price who is an attorney had talked about the rank choice voting and were coordinating trying to work something out.
everything. but i will always respect you and i will do everything i can to keep you safe and help you live your best lives. because that's what leadership requires at this moment. and it is how we breathe life back into our republic when it seems to be shallow of breath. and to everyone who has already poured your precious time, energy, and hard earned dollars and your love into this campaign i say thank you. and i urge you to stay with us. because georgia, friends we are still on the verge of history and the best is yet to come. >> stacey abrams refusing to concede in a very hotly contested, one of the most bitter races in the country. she would become the first black woman to be a governor in the
united states and she's up against brian kemp who is also the secretary of state. a lot of controversy over the way votes have been handled and suppressed and hacking of the voting systems. it's one scandal after another. she's refusing to concede. she's down 51 percent to 48%. >> president trump campaigning for kemp. former president obama campaigning for abrams. we'll take a break and be right back.
we continue welcome back, we want to go back down to san diego now where the candidate, the republican candidate for governor john cox held his headquarters party tonight. >> we're in san diego and john cox conceded earlier tonight, right ashley? >> reporter: that's right, pam and ken. john cox was the first candidate at this republican watch party to concede to his opponent. he said he called the lieutenant governor gavin newsom and offered his help because quote he's going to need it. he's proud of the issues his campaign helped raise awareness of. he told his supporters republicans will be back in california. >> i hope that each and every one of you believes in the mission that we made this campaign about. and if there's anything that we
did, if there's anything that we did i consider myself very proud that we highlighted the incredible struggle that the people of this state have had for years under the people that are running this state. . >> the gas tax repeal campaign which is also a smart part of this watch party here in san diego just admitted defeat moments ago. his leader saying that the fight is not over. reporting live in san diego, kron4 news. >> thank you very much. that's huge the prop six issue was a big battle in california and a lot of people think that john cox was trying to ride the coat tails of prop six to win and both efforts failed tonight. >> let's check in on our round table on all of this. let's check in and see what you have to say. >> as john cox demonstrated just
there it hasn't been a good night for republicans in the state of california in fact only one nondemocrat is winning statewide office and that's the state insurance commissioner and he's not even calling himself a republican. >> i think the reality is two things. the demographics in california are changing dramatically in favor of the democrats. california has the greatest amount of people moving out of state to other states and the greatest amount coming in from outside the country. that's one factor. number two the republicans failed to give people an overriding reason to vote for them. they don't give a real choice, they're too timid. i have told them for years, you should have seven water bills, go around the state and say this is how we're going to save the water or address the water crisis, or an education bill, transportation, whatever it is. because the changing demographics and republicans not
giving a bold choice to voters their continuing to slip behind and until they give that choice they're going to slip further. >> i have been negligent, i haven't mentioned the candidate's name. >> there you go. >> soon to be insurance commissioner of california. >> but why can't he own up to being a republican? >> if you look at the numbers republicans are the third most popular party in california. number one democrats 44%. number two i wants a little -- independents a little over 25%. so if you want to win in california your odds are not great running a statewide office. why has the california republican party allowed itself
to just dissolve into into irrelevance. if california is america's coming attraction which is what newsom just said is there anything to be taken from the california republican party's demise that the national party might want to take a look at. >> let me do kind of a right turn on you really quick and talk about another low profile, a left turn then. another low profile race in california but it's been nonstop on television. so much money has been poured into the superintendent of public education, a position that really doesn't have that much power. why is so much money being put into it? >> even though it's an office that really only conducts policy given to it by the legislature it offers a bully pulpit. so there you see this bully pulpit being fought over by the advocates for charter school
which is marshall tuck and the advocates for the california teachers which is tony thurman. >> and both sides have a lot of money? >> both sides have a lot of money. it's too early to call either of those two races. there's a reason why steve boisner took off the republican name even though he beat the democrat ten years ago. the demographics of this state has shifted. so when la and the other counties start coming in don't be surprised if he comes in on the low end of t numbers. >> on that end we better wrap for now. we'll be back a little bit later. >> thank you very much. >> we're going to take a break and as we head that way we want to show you the results from some of the safe marijuana measures. it's a revolution in sleep.
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race for governor - where gavin newsom has be in addition to the race for governor where gavin newsom has been declared the winner california has voted to fill all of the state elected offices. >> here's where those elections stand right now. >> we're keeping our eyes glued on the election results. number two position lieutenant governor of course that's the position once held by our newest governor gavin newsom. this is a race between two democrats a former u.s. diplomat and ed hernandez a state senator. the clear winner here with 58% to 42%. we'll get to learn how to pronounce her name now. and taking a look at the race for secretary of state democrat alex pedea the numbers working in his favor tonight 59% to
41 percent. the state's attorney general race that's one between the current attorney general javier basera, california's first latino attorney general. he took over last year if you remember after kamala harris left for the u.s. senate of his opponent stephen bailey. bailey is a judge but has some ethics questions. right now that race is tilting in basera's direction. it's going to be a long night before we get the final. >> a lot to go through and just to remind our viewers you're watching live coverage of election night 2018 as we continue our coverage of the results we know that gavin newsom will be the new governor of california. we know that the democrats have regained control of the house of representatives. but there are many stories on this election night from across the country, across the state, and across the bay area. >> we want to check back in on the situation in los angeles where j.r.
stone is standing by. with egot to hear the new governor, the governor elect speak earlier to his crowd. i guess things are thinning out there now jr? >> reporter: yeah the music continues to play this evening. gavin newsom took the stage tonight just after 10:00 this evening and what a moment it was to give his victory speech. he was introduced by his wife jennifer eventually his four kids made their way to the stage as well. but in that victory speech he really hit some of the hard topics. he hit immigration, he hit school safety and things of that nature. also hit homelessness as well. some of the big issues here in california, we want to take you to a moment in the speech, this is what he had to say. >> the true genius of california isn't the value we work for it's the values we fight for. this is a state where we don't
criminalize diversity, we celebrate diversity. we don't reject, we protect the most vulnerable. we don't put profit and loss ahead of clean air, we don't put profit and loss ahead of clean water and clean coastlines. we don't regulate a woman's body more than we regulate assault weapons on our streets. [ cheers and applause ] >> we don't demean, we don't discriminate, and we don't demoralize. we don't separate families and we don't lock kids in cages. [ cheers and applause ] >> we always stand up, we step up, and we fight for what's right. california's dream has always been and always will be too big to fail and too powerful to bully. here's the thing the california
dream it's not binary, everyday we show how human endeavor can be both lucrative and inclusive. they aren't mutually exclusive. we don't just want success in the right hands. we want it in everybody's hands. but let's be honest, there's no doubt about this, the dream is still too distant for too many. we're a land of plenty but we are far from perfect. too many californians are being priced out of housing, health care, and higher education. too many workers are feeling the ever tightening squeeze of automation and wage stagnation. too many children are growing up in poverty and starting school from behind. in many ways and many places we are simultaneously the richest and the poorest state. but after traveling california from region to region in a bus fueled by perpetual optimism i'm more cnc