Voter Issues 2016
Contra Costa County health care benefits for undocumented and low-income residents may be threatened, given President-elect Donald Trump’s promises to wholly or partly dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
As the Republican Party swept into power nationally and the country watched its politics become more conservative overnight a week ago, Richmond had one of its most progressive elections ever—passing a rent control measure and giving the city’s leftist political faction majority control over the City Council.
Contra Costa health care professionals worry about what a Trump presidency will mean for those with federally funded health insurance.
The mood was somber at the RYSE Youth Center on Wednesday, following news of Donald Trump’s presidential win.
On Wednesday afternoon, one day after Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, a group of Richmond High School seniors walked out of school in protest, marching to City Hall and briefly stalling traffic on the I-80.
High school students across the East Bay walked out of class Wednesday and marched in protest of Donald Trump’s election, carrying signs and chanting. In Richmond, students from Leadership Public Schools, Kennedy High School and Richmond High School walked to City Hall, shutting down traffic on MacDonald Avenue along the way.
With all 53 precincts reported and each ballot counted, the divisive 2016 Richmond election has drawn to a close.
After a major upset, Donald Trump has won the Presidential election. Richmond residents and candidates at campaign headquarters and election-watching parties tonight said they were disturbed by Trump’s victory and the implications of his presidency for local issues.
More photos from the scenes of Richmond’s elections.