President-elect Donald Trump’s presumptive electoral victory has led many individuals and organizations, including media outlets, to speculate whether the proliferation of fake news shared online during the campaign season made an impact on voters’ decisions. In light of this ongoing issue, the Long Beach Post evaluated recent reports, providing helpful tips to avoid fake news.
He did it. After a long, tumultuous campaign, Donald Trump officially won the 2016 race for US President, clinching more than the necessary 270 electoral votes to win, while Hillary Clinton secured the popular vote. The 60 to 70 supporters gathered at the 49Rs Tavern at Pacific Coast Highway and Bellflower Boulevard were ecstatic.
So you’ve cast your ballot. What now? The Post has scoped out various public locations to view election results—so once you’ve gotten your vote on, head to one of these for election results and a touch of ambience.
The Donald Trump headquarters in Long Beach, the second-most diverse city in the U.S., declares its existence with two signs in two glass doors on an unassuming block in Cambodia Town, emblazoned with the phrase “Make America Great Again.” A bold statement on paper, unseen in the dark of the night.
A group of anti-nuclear activists has organized a rally at the Long Beach Trump headquarters in Cambodia Town, questioning Trump’s ability to calmly deal with nuclear weapon use. The rally is set for tomorrow at noon, along with other Trump centers in numerous states, as part of their #NoRedButton campaign.
When the local design studio City Fabrick submitted its application to the Knight Cities Challenge last fall, it was charged with answering the question of how best to make Long Beach more successful. Their answer? Get more people to the polls on election day by making it fun.
The Long Beach Post was treated to the historic occasion last week, when the International Center for Journalists brought along 15 reporters, editors and producers to the Post newsroom for an extensive Q&A session about the Long Beach Cambodian community, digital news and the upcoming election.
The line to see Cher speak at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser at Hamburger Mary’s Saturday evening curled around the restaurant’s entrance doors and down the block on Pine Avenue as hundreds waited to see the diva queen.
There are 17 state-wide propositions and five local measures Long Beach residents will have the opportunity to vote for on Tuesday, November 8. Save yourself some time at the polls and use this handy tool to create your own personalized voter guide.
Election day attracted about double the usual number of voters this year, according to Long Beach City Clerk’s office, with voter participation coming in at 39.7 percent in the General Municipal Election and 40.12 percent for the California Statewide Primary Election, compared to the decade average of 20 percent.