This post is not analysis, just reference.
Ready? Let's read:
First the US Senate:
|54 R - 44 D - 2 Ind (Caucus w/D)*|
*(I predicted 55 R - 45 D)
|244 R - 188 D|
And finally, California:
First, the Assembly:
|52 D - 28 R|
"California State Assembly 2015-16" by Kurykh - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
Finally, the CA State Senate:
|25 D - 12 R - 3 Vacant|
"California State Senate 2015-16" by Kurykh - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
So why did Senator Boxer (D-CA) step down?
The South Bay flipped. In the biggest county of California, Los Angeles.
The Revolution begins!