By Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters
CalMatters is an independent public interest journalism venture covering California state politics and government.
Photo: President-elect Joe Biden arrives with his running mate, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to speak in Wilmington, Deleware, on the evening before the Associated Press called the race for them. Her role is likely to be an asset for her home state of California. Photo by Carolyn Kaster, AP Photo
November 7, 2020 (Sacramento) - Goodbye, state of resistance. Hello, state of influence.
California’s status has shifted dramatically with the election of Joe Biden as the next president. The reasons are both political—deep blue California will have more inroads to a White House controlled by Democrats—and personal: For just the second time in American history, a Californian will serve as vice president.