Politics

As early returns trickle in, Oakland voters and candidates wait

In a packed home in the Grand Lake neighborhood, supporters of Mayor Libby Schaaf and her campaign’s volunteers nibbled on quesadillas and checked back and forth between CNN and the front door to see when the candidate would arrive. Everyone from Jon Sarriugarte, the artist who designed the now-famous snail car, to city hall officials…

Galvanized by national politics, Oakland gets out the vote

At 6 a.m. on Election Day, volunteers at the East Bay for Everyone headquarters on Franklin Street in downtown Oakland began calling voters in swing districts across the country. They’ll work until the polls close at 8 p.m. in California, talking to people about the issues that matter to them and where the nearest polling…

Oakland Latinx voters speak about why they voted this midterm election

According to the Pew Research Center, there are over 29.1 million Latinx voters registered to vote in the United States. Oakland North spoke with five local Latinx voters on Election Day and asked them how they are voting on issues like the mayoral race, rent control, and property taxes. Here’s what they said: Jose Lorenzana, 73…