Election roundtable and voter intimidation

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A ballot drop box at the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana. October 5, 2020. Photo by Laura Kondourajian/KCRW.

Today is the deadline for all mail-in ballots to be sent out across the state. KCRW hosts a panel discussion about the status of some races and important issues. 

Also during the first presidential debate, President Trump urged his supporters to go to the polls on Election Day to “watch carefully” people casting their ballots. Columnist Gustavo Arellano says that this threat of cheating happened in Orange County in 1988. 

“When you hear a president wishing for something that was successful in Orange County 32 years ago [to reoccur in this election], well, you have to be vigilant about it. And I think the most vigilant way to get at that is by voting and telling everyone to vote,” says Arellano.