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Election 2014

Will San Diegans Turn Out At The Polls Tuesday? Maybe

Nov. 3
Midday Edition
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Midterm elections don't always get voters excited, and that may be the case in San Diego County, too. A study by the National University System Institute for Policy Research predicts a turnout of 34 percent to 38 percent.

San Diego School Board President Faces Challenger

Nov. 3
By City News Service
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Voters will decide Tuesday whether San Diego's school board president serves another term, of if an advisory committee chairwoman should take over his seat.

San Diego Election Turnout Could Be Lowest In 30 Years

Nov. 3
By City News Service
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Voter turnout for Tuesday's general election in San Diego County could be the lowest in more than 30 years.

Camp Pendleton's 1st Female Sergeant of the Guard Running For Congress

Nov. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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More female veterans are running for Congress this year than ever before, including Marine Corps veteran Donna Dunn. Dunn holds the distinction of being first woman to serve as the Sergeant of the Guard at Camp Pendleton.

On Election Eve Candidates Make Last Push

Nov. 3
By City News Service
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On the day before the election candidates are making a last push to sway undecided voters. For voters who can't make it to the polls Tuesday the Registrar will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday..

Groups Working To Get San Diegans To Vote Tuesday

Nov. 3
By Megan Burks
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The San Diego Organizing Project and the San Diego Alliance have been working to mobilize voters to cast ballots Tuesday. They want a better turnout than the 27 percent who voted in San Diego County in June.

Second Campaign Staffer Accuses GOP Congressional Candidate Carl DeMaio Of Sexual Harassment

Nov. 2
By Claire Trageser
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Just days before Tuesday’s election in the tight race for San Diego’s 52nd Congressional District seat, a second former staffer for Republican candidate Carl DeMaio is accusing him of sexual harassment.

Busy This Election Day? Here's How To Vote Early In San Diego

Oct. 31
By Tarryn Mento
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Election Day is still a few days away, but there’s plenty of ways to vote before then.

Roundtable Rounds Up Election Races, SDUSD Graduation Rates

Oct. 31
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Scary news this Halloween: 40 percent of seniors in the San Diego Unified School District may not graduate in 2016; a candidate for judge embellished his resume; and the election is not over yet.

Donna Frye Backs Scott Peters; Carl DeMaio Reveals Jobs Plan

Oct. 29
By Claire Trageser
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At dueling news conferences in San Diego's 52nd Congressional District contest, former Councilwoman Donna Frye backed Rep. Scott Peters, a fellow Democrat, and Peters' challenger, Republican Carl DeMaio unveiled his jobs plan.

Biden In San Diego To Campaign For Peters In 52nd Congressional Race

Oct. 31
By City News Service
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Friday night Vice President Joe Biden will appear at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser and on Saturday morning he will speak at a rally.

Contentious Final Debate Between Peters, DeMaio

Oct. 30
By Claire Trageser
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Democratic Congressman Scott Peters and Republican challenger Carl DeMaio sparred over several topics, including student loans. Both want to represent San Diego's 52nd Congressional District.

Bilingual Poll Workers Needed For Election Day

Oct. 30
City News Service
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San Diego County registrar needs poll and reserve workers who can speak multiple languages. They offer courses and pay for work on Election Day — Nov. 4.

Battle Over Escondido Golf Course Comes Down To Measure H

Oct. 30
By Jill Replogle
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Many of those opposed to Measure H don’t play golf, but they think a developer's plans to allow more than 400 homes on former fairways will crowd the neighborhood and decrease property values.

Brown Urges 'Yes' Vote On Water Bond, Rainy Day Fund At San Diego Stop

Oct. 29
By Susan Murphy
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Less than a week before Election Day, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday stopped at the San Diego County Water Authority to rally support for Propositions 1 and 2.

Sex Harassment Claims, Leaked Emails Dominate Last Weeks Of DeMaio-Peters Race

Oct. 29
By Claire Trageser
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Ever since sexual harassment allegations against DeMaio were first aired on Oct. 8, the DeMaio campaign has denied accusations of sexual misconduct, bribery and attempts at a cover-up.

Big Changes, High Hopes For Sweetwater School Board This Election

Oct. 29
By Matthew Bowler
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Sweetwater Union High School District is trying to put board of trustee corruption behind them. Some voters hope the new candidates will move the district forward.

San Diego Mayor Faulconer Endorses Tuck In State Superintendent Race

Oct. 28
By City News Service
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Faulconer issued his endorsement one week before voters go to the polls to choose between incumbent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck, a charter school administrator.

Abortion Emerges As Issue In North County Campaign

Oct. 28
By Kenny Goldberg
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Abortion has become an issue in the campaign to fill seats on the Palomar Health District's board of directors.

Registrar Makes It Easier To Drop Off Mail-In Ballots

Oct. 27
By City News Service
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Until now, mail-in ballots could be dropped off only at the Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa. Ballots are now being accepted at 14 additional sites until Nov. 3.

Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran Runs For Congress (Video)

Oct. 27
By Beth Ford Roth
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After four deployments to Iraq, Congress should be a piece of cake, right? That's what former Marine Corps Capt. Seth Moulton is hoping. The Massachusetts native wants to represent his state's 6th congressional district in what would be his first foray into politics.

Two Very Different Democrats In Battle To Be California Schools Chief

Oct. 27
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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Incumbent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck are vying to be California's Superintendent of Public Instruction. Torlakson and Tuck paint stark contrasts of how California schools are doing.

Outside Groups Pump Millions Into Peters-DeMaio Contest

Oct. 27
Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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The 52nd Congressional District race in San Diego has had heaps of negative advertising funded by outside spending groups. KPBS media partner inewsource has analyzed the data.

November Election Spurs Question Of How Voters Should Judge Judges

Oct. 25
By Amita Sharma
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Judicial candidates face little vetting even though — if elected — they wield tremendous power over people's lives.

Roundtable Digs Into DeMaio Scandal, Water Bond

Oct. 24
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Carl DeMaio finds himself in the midst of a scandal which, like a Star Trek shape-shifter, morphs daily into something else. And Proposition 1, the state's proposed $7.5 billion water bond, is either the answer to California's water prayers, a good first step or completely inadequate.