Which ballots get counted on election night, and which don’t?

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We take a quick look at three of the House races in Central California, where Republicans Jeff Denham, David Valadao, and Devin Nunes are fighting to keep their seats. Their Democratic challengers are all first-time candidates. The Central Valley has been a Republican stronghold, but the Democratic challengers are hoping the blue wave is going to change that. We also look at the ballot counting process, especially in tight races.


Paul Mitchell - Vice President of Political Data Inc, a bipartisan voter data firm; former Democratic political consultant - @paulmitche11, Jessica Levinson - Professor, LMU's Loyola Law School in Los Angeles - @LevinsonJessica

Madeleine Brand, Steve Chiotakis

Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Adriana Cargill