FROM Dean Logan
Why Are So Many Ballots Still Uncounted in California? After meeting with President Obama Thursday , Bernie Sanders told reporters outside of the White House that he looks forward to seeing the results of the California primary once all the ballots are counted. Millions of Californians voted in Tuesday’s primary election, but just how many millions, or who all those people voted for, is still unknown. There are still about 500,000 uncounted ballots in Los Angeles County alone – but that wasn’t unanticipated. Since more and more Californians are voting by mail, election officials expected the entire vote counting process to take weeks. The LA County Registrar Recorder and County Clerk Dean Logan, who is in charge of making sure all those ballots are counted accurately, joins Press Play.
Primary Eve: Who's Voting, and Are the Polling Booths Ready? Tomorrow's ballot includes 19 offices, from Governor to County Supervisor. Fortunately no one has to vote for them all. We hear how California's Top Two system works.
Primary Eve: Who’s Voting and Are the Polling Booths Ready? Tomorrow's election day in California with the Governor, the Attorney General and major local offices on the ballot. There's a wide-open race to be Sheriff of Los Angeles County. The winner will run one of the nation's biggest law enforcement agencies, including a massive jail system. We hear about the candidates later. There are also two open seats on the five-member Board of Supervisors. They run a government larger than all but a few states. Dean Logan is the LA County Registrar-Recorder , who administers the election process. Kim Alexander is President of the non-partisan California Voter Foundation . She's worked with five California Secretaries of State , the office that administers elections statewide.
Standing in Line to Cast a Ballot Record numbers of voters are turning out in California, just as they are in the rest of the country. In Los Angeles County, several polling places were able to open up even after power outages caused by early-morning rain. Barack Obama 's expected to win big here. He's expected to turn out record numbers of African American voters and, in his so-called "western strategy," is counting on the votes of Latinos. But there's uncertainty about Proposition 8 , about other ballot measures, and even about the Legislature and Congress. We talk with the top state and local election officials about what's happened so far, and them and others about what to expect from an electorate that's bigger, younger and more diverse than ever before.
Will There Be Enough Ballots? This year's election has created unprecedented interest, increased the number of registered voters and caused countless headaches for election officials. LA County's Registrar-Recorder, Dean Logan, thinks he printed enough ballots, but if a precinct runs out, voters will get "emergency ballots."
Gay Couples Begin To Wed in the Golden State As of 5 o’clock this afternoon, same sex marriage is legal in California . Most licenses will be issued starting tomorrow. But at 5:01 pm today, Los Angeles County planned to make an exception.
Registrar Now Taking a 2nd Look at Non-Partisan Ballots More than 94,000 ballots cast in Tuesday’s election will get another look from LA County officials. They’re trying to determine how many Independents tried to choose Democrats Obama or Clinton only to have their votes go uncounted.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?