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Forecast who will win: Clinton or Trump - 2016 Interactive Electoral Map

View the 2016 Interactive Electoral Votes Map to see how the two presidential candidates are comparing.

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President Obama endorses state attorney general Kamala Harris to be California's next U.S. Senator

The president says in a statement Tuesday that Harris - the state attorney general - will be a fearless fighter for California residents.

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Locals react to Sanders' endorsement of Clinton

With Senator Sanders' endorsement of Secretary Clinton, local Bernie supporters have to decide if feeling the Bern will keep them from voting for Hillary Clinton come November.

MGN Online

California voters face numerous ballot measures in November

As many as 18 questions will compete for voters' attention in November during a red-hot presidential campaign that also includes picking the state's first new U.S. senator in a generation.

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View final local California Primary Election results

The Riverside County Registrar of Voter's Office has been busy tabulating votes for the California Primary Election. KESQ and CBS Local 2 will have all the results as soon as election officials begin to release them.

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Thousands expected at California rally for Donald Trump

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is headed back to Northern California for rally, where officials are expecting about 5,000 people.



Animal rights activists disrupt Bernie Sanders rally in Oakland

A group of animal rights activists briefly interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally in Northern California when they jumped barricades and tried to rush the podium.

MGN Online

August date set in suit over California primary deadline

Tuesday's announcement by the U.S. District Court in San Francisco means the plaintiffs won't get a hearing before California's June 7 primary.

Clinton, Sanders both campaign in Riv. Co. Tuesday

Sanders then hits the Coachella Valley for the second time in less than a week.

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California judge to consider timing of Trump University trial

A federal judge in San Diego has said he wanted a trial by the middle of this year in a class-action lawsuit against Donald Trump by students of Trump University who say they were defrauded. That was before the real estate mogul appeared headed for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Thousands of voters, including celebrities, register to wrong party

A survey finds that tens of thousands of voters, including Demi Moore and other celebrities, have registered as members of a conservative minor political party in California in an apparent mix-up over its name.

Former Mexican President speaks out against Trump

Dante Walker KESQ

Former Mexican president speaks out against Trump

Former Mexican, Felipe Calderón was is in the Coachella Valley headlining the city of Indian Wells Desert Town Hall Speaker Series. Joe Galli reports.

Trump, Sanders split


For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning; Sanders trounces Clinton

Trump posted a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, a once-unthinkable first for a campaign turning politics on its head. Democrats lined up behind Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, while delivering a broad rejection of Hillary Clinton's second bid for the White House.

MGN Online

California Republican lawmaker folds U.S. Senate campaign

The departure Monday of retired Marine Corps colonel Rocky Chavez could improve the chances of one of the remaining Republicans in a June primary in which only the top two vote-getters advance to the November ballot.

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Sen. Jeff Stone taking on Rep. Raul Ruiz for Congressional seat

Sen. Jeff Stone says the Iran deal was a bad one, he won't raise taxes, and California's untapped revenue stream.

California "right-to-die" opponents fail to make ballot

Opponents of a new California law that will allow terminally ill patients to legally end their own lives say they did not collect enough signatures to ask voters to repeal the law.

Republican debate viewing party

Joe Galli

Valley residents react to Republican presidential debate

Republican voters of the valley came out to support their Presidential runners at the GOP debate party at Palm Canyon Roadhouse, tonight in Palm Springs. Joe Galli reports.

KESQ/CBS Local 2

IN-DEPTH REPORT: A changing political landscape in Palm Springs

A changing political landscape in Palm Springs. Natalie Brunell investigates.

Your Vote

Scott Matas elected mayor of DHS, J.R. Roberts takes PS council seat

The Riverside County Registrar's Office has released the final election numbers.

Steve Pougnet

Alexandra Pierce

Mayor Pougnet meets with Mayor-elect Moon

Palm Springs Mayor-elect Robert Moon sat down with out-going Mayor Steve Pougnet on Friday, just days after learning he will be the next Mayor of the city.

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Area's two Congressmen differ on Keystone pipeline

Reps Ruiz and Cook disagree on controversial Keystone XL pipeline

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DHS Mayor's race still too close to call

Councilman Scott Matas is not declaring victory over incumbent Mayor Adam Sanchez just yet. He leads by 30 votes, but there are 600 mail-in and provisional ballots still left to count. 

Robert Moon

Rob Moon prepares to take on his next role: Mayor of Palm Springs

Palm Springs has elected Rob Moon as the next mayor of Palm Springs, we hear from the mayor-elect about what he visions for the future of the city. 


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