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Dems gain veto-proof supermajority in California legislature

Democrats gained a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers of the California legislature on Monday after picking up two more seats in the state Senate.

Democrats Melissa Hurtado and Assemblywoman Anna Caballero were declared victors after vote totals were updated following last week’s election, The Associated Press reported.

{mosads}The two female candidates won seats in the Fresno area.

Democrats now have a two-thirds advantage in the 40-person Senate and in the 80-person Assembly.

The massive supermajority gives the party the ability to raise taxes, suspend legislative rules and override vetoes without Republican votes.

The AP noted that Democrats are also in every statewide office, including Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom (D),

The wins in traditionally blue California follow Democrats taking over the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in the midterm elections last week.

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