Here’s what happened in California’s election while you were sleeping

There were no surprises in the race for California governor, where heavily favored Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom sealed up his victory over Republican John Cox early in the evening. He is prevailing with 59 percent of the vote. Here’s what faces Newsom now.

Down ballot, Democrats appeared poised to flip at least two California congressional seats held by Republicans and were on track to win every statewide office and regain a supermajority in the state Senate.

Meanwhile, a full ballot of 11 initiatives had Californians making decisions about a gas tax, rent control and minimum living space for cage-free hens.

Read more from Michelle Inez Simon at The Sac Bee.