Making Sense of California's Bewildering Ballot

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There's no question that Barack Obama is largely responsible for what's expected to be a record turnout all over the country. In California, same-sex marriage is also a big attraction. But what about all that other stuff? California voters are faced with dozens of choices—on the presidency, the congress, the state legislature, county and city offices--even judgeships. There are ballot measures to raise money, change government policies and cope with social issues. If you can't keep track of it all, you're not alone. How do you find out what you need to know, and what do you do if you can't?

Credits

Guests:
Tracy Westen - Center for Governmental Studies, Robert Greene - Los Angeles Times, Cortney Fielding - Los Angeles Daily Journal

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton