Official election results from the 2020 election show there has been a shift in the Delano City Council, as the five-person council has a majority of members who lean progressive.
The death of George Floyd, on May, 25th 2020 sparked action from the Black Lives Matter movement that was created in 2013. This became a nationwide movement with several protests against police brutality and calls to government officials to defund the police and engage in alternative emergency protocols.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was declared President elect Saturday morning by multiple media outlets. It was no surprise Biden won the electoral college votes from the State of California, as it has been a blue state for quite some time; however, Kern County is known for being a predominately red county.
These results are from the Kern County Elections Office. They were updated at 2:18 a.m.
Arvin Mayoral Race
Newcomer Olivia Trujillo Continues to take the lead in the Arvin Mayoral race, as of 2:18 a.m.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden has passed the 270 threshold to win the Presidency, according to the Associated Press.
Despite the difficult obstacles brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, early voting rates are abnormally high. According to the United States Voting Project, the turn-out rate in the 2016 election was only 60.1 percent.