Multiple law-enforcement agencies seize a hoard of cannabis thought to be worth up to US$1.7 billion in the Sierra Nevada in southern California, United States.
The United States Census Bureau announces the country's total population to be over 331 million people, thereby marking the second-slowest growth rate in its history. It also announces that Texas will gain two congressional seats during the redistricting process, with Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon gaining one seat each; California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will each lose a seat.
Lake Mead in Mohave County, Arizona, the largest reservoir in the United States, drops to its lowest level in history, declining to its lowest level since it was filled in the 1930s. The reservoir serves water to the states of Arizona, Nevada and California.
In Kentucky, Republican Matt Bevin defeats Democrat Jack Conway and independent Drew Curtis with 52 percent of the vote to succeed term-limited Democrat Steve Beshear. [http:--www.foxnews.com-politics-2015-11-03-republican-matt-bevin-elected-governor-kentucky-2nd-republican-governor-in-4- (Fox News)] [http:--bigstory.ap.org-article-41cc5dfd7f7d4e7ea0cb7f3a3dc9cd18-republican-matt-bevin-elected-governor-kentucky-0 (AP)] In Mississippi, incumbent Republican Phil Bryant easily wins re-election over Democratic, truck driver Robert Gray. according to the "Associated Press". [http:--www.huffingtonpost.com-entry-phil-bryant-wins-reelection-mississippi_5637e18be4b027f9b969c3bf (AP via Huffington Post)]State, cityFormer five-term Bridgeport mayor Joe Ganim wins election to a sixth term as mayor of Connecticut's largest city, topping the six other candidates in the poll. Ganim is, in American parlance, an "ex-con;" i.e., a convicted felon. In 2003, he was convicted by a federal jury on 16 felony counts for racketeering, bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud, and tax evasion in an operation that also led to convictions of 10 of his associates. Ganim served seven years in federal prison; he was released from a Hartford halfway house in 2010. [http:--www.courant.com-community-bridgeport-hc-bridgeport-ct-joe-ganim-mary-jane-foster-1104-20151103-story.html (Hartford Courant)] [http:--newyork.cbslocal.com-2015-11-03-bridgeport-mayor-race-election-day- (AP via CBSLocal.com)]Newcomer, businesswoman, and clinical psychologist Karen Weaver tops incumbent Dayne Walling in the non-partisan, Flint, Michigan, Mayor's election. Flint, which is dealing with lead in drinking water, has been under State financial management for close to four full years, and is in the final stage where control will be returned to city officials. [http:--bigstory.ap.org-article-9e4d7ad8d8884799a69fb07c815672a9-voters-oust-flint-mayor-amid-citys-water-problems (AP)] [http:--www.detroitnews.com-story-news-local-michigan-2015-11-03-flint-mayor-water-problems-75126158- (Detroit News)] [http:--www.mlive.com-news-flint-index.ssf-2015-09-flint_mayoral_challenger_calls.html (MLive Media)]Ballot initiatives, referendums In Ohio, a ballot initiative that would have established a legal oligopoly for the sale of recreational and medicinal marijuana is resoundingly defeated by voters, according to AP. [http:--www.latimes.com-nation-la-na-ohio-marijuana-results-20151103-story.html ("Los Angeles Times")]In Texas, the Equal Rights Ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in Houston fails to win approval from voters. [https:--www.washingtonpost.com-national-religion-latest-voters-reject-houston-lgbt-nondiscrimination-measure-2015-11-03-b62bcdfe-82a1-11e5-8bd2-680fff868306_story.html (AP via Washington Post)] [https:--www.texastribune.org-2015-11-03-houston-anti-discrimination-ordinance-early-voting- (Texas Tribune)]Voters in Denver's suburban Jefferson County recall, by 64 to 36 percent, three conservative school board members who worked to weaken the local teachers union while boosting funding for charter schools and pushing through other market-driven policy changes. In Fall 2014, the conservative-led majority drew national attention when they wanted the AP U.S. history course to focus on citizenship and patriotism, while condemning civil disobedience and strike actions. [https:--www.washingtonpost.com-local-education-conservative-school-board-members-ousted-in-bitter-colorado-battle-2015-11-04-a0b640ca-82a2-11e5-8ba6-cec48b74b2a7_story.html (Washington Post)] [http:--www.huffingtonpost.com-entry-jefferson-county-recall_5637869be4b063179912fb82 (AP via Huffington Post)] State, city