Will New Voters Change California Politics?
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On the last day for registration in California, more than 300,000 new voters signed up. That's a national record for a single day, as total state registration jumped to 18 million. That could affect the results of tomorrow's statewide elections on increased taxes, repeal of the death penalty, control of the legislature and even the House of Representatives in Washington. We hear what could be in store, depending on who shows up at the polls and who doesn't. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, almost all of the swing-state polls are within the margin of error, but the trend is toward President Obama's re-election. We hear how his campaign is targeting individual voters and how demographics are shaping political change for the future.
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Will New Voters Change California Politics? ()
Two proposed tax increases for education, repeal of the death penalty and the prospects for a veto-proof Democratic majority in Sacramento: those are just some of what's on the California ballot tomorrow. Voter registration has reached a record of 18 million -- including 300,000 who signed up on October 22 — the last possible day to qualify.
- Mark Di Camillo: Field Poll
- Jim Newton: Los Angeles Times, @newton_jim
- Paul Mitchell: Political Data Inc, @Political_Data
- Allan Hoffenblum: Hoffenblum & Associates
The Race is Even and the Stakes are High ()
There's a lot at stake in tomorrow's election but, despite the claims of campaigns for the presidency and other national offices, the results are unlikely to bring about much immediate change.
- Ron Brownstein: National Journal Group, @RonBrownstein
- Sasha Issenberg: Slate, @sissenberg
- Sam Wang: Princeton University, @SamWangPhD
- Mark McKinnon: No Labels, @mmckinnon
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