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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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Katie Cooper, Anna Scott