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San Diego Officials Prepare For Surge Of Voters Ahead Of Election Day

Oct. 28
By Shalina Chatlani

More than 875,000 mail ballots have been returned. That's 450,000 more than in 2016.

50th Congressional candidates Ammar Campa-Najja...

Poll Shows Darrell Issa With Double-Digit Lead Over Ammar Campa-Najjar

Oct. 28
By Matt Hoffman

A new poll shows a wide lead by the Republican candidate, suggesting the race for the 50th Congressional District may not be as close as previously thought.

San Diego County board of supervisors candidate...

South County Voters Face Interesting Choices

Oct. 28
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The contest for the District 1 seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will have historic results. A candidate who has ended his campaign for the District 7 City Council race could win. And an incumbent on the Otay Water District board is so controversial he has drawn three challengers.

Minecraft Mock Poll Aims To Educate Kids About Voting

Oct. 28
Reese Oxner / NPR

The voting simulation is hosted by Rock The Vote and aims to demystify the voting process by allowing kids to cast mock ballots on a number of issues. The results will be released before Election Day.

Joe Biden Votes Early In Wilmington, Del.

Oct. 28
Barbara Sprunt / NPR

The Democratic presidential nominee joined the nearly 75 million Americans in casting his ballot early. President Trump voted over the weekend in Florida.

Campaign mailers sent about former state Assemb...

East County Supervisor Race Has Become A Battle Royale Of Attack Mailers

Oct. 28
By Claire Trageser

The attacks between Republicans Steve Vaus and Joel Anderson run the gamut from claims of unpaid taxes and campaign finance shenanigans to barroom expletives and accusations of stealing money meant for sick children.

Many Latino Men Are Supporting President Trump This Election

Oct. 28
Leila Fadel / NPR

The Latino vote will be key across the country, especially in tight races in places such as Arizona and Florida. About one quarter of Latinos, mostly men, steadily support the president, polls show.

Mailers paid for by groups independent of the T...

Outside Groups Funding Some Of San Diego County’s Most Contentious Races

Oct. 28
By Jennifer Bowman / inewsource, Jill Castellano / inewsource

The analysis shows some of the biggest political players in town, from unions to the Lincoln Club, are spending a lot in San Diego County’s most notable races this year.

Last Report Card On U.S. Economy Before Elections Will Be A Blockbuster

Oct. 28
Scott Horsley / NPR

The U.S. is expected to report record-setting economic growth in the most recent quarter. But that won't repair all of the damage done during the spectacular downturn three months earlier.

Trump Has Weaponized Masculinity As President. Here's Why It Matters

Oct. 28
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR

Donald Trump's macho messaging has been a big part of his political success. It's even been reflected in some of his policies as president. But campaign opponents are trying to turn it against him.

10 House Races To Watch

Oct. 28
Kelsey Snell / NPR

House Democrats hope to pick up seats in this election and add to their 232-197 majority. They have focused on President Trump's handling of the coronavirus and threats to the health care law.

San Diego County District 3 supervisor candidat...

How Will Blue Wave Impact North County Elections?

Oct. 27
By Alison St John, Maureen Cavanaugh

The so-called blue wave appears to be continuing in North County. According to data from the Registrar of Voters as of Sept. 30, there are more registered Democrats than Republicans in Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Escondido, Vista, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar heading into next week's election.

53rd Congressional Candidates Georgette Gómez (...

Candidates To Replace Rep. Susan Davis Discuss Pandemic, Climate Change

Oct. 27
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Democrats Georgette Gómez and Sara Jacobs are competing to replace Congresswoman Susan Davis in the U.S. House of Representatives. They joined Midday Edition to discuss their stances on the issues, including responding to the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and a divided political landscape.

Marlene Herrera, an 18-year-old currently livin...

A First-Time Voter Makes Her Choice And Tries To Empower Her Generation

Oct. 27
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

For months, 18-year-old Marlene Herrera has been anticipating this moment. Now, it's time to fill out her ballot, and finally have her voice heard.

Biography Traces Political Mistakes And Personal Scars That Shaped Joe Biden

Oct. 27
Terry Gross / NPR

The New Yorker's Evan Osnos writes about the candidate's enduring quest to become president. He says Joe Biden has a different mindset today than he once had: "He's a man who is at peace."

78th State Assembly District candidates Chris W...

Democrats Chris Ward, Sarah Davis Fight To Rep San Diego's Coastal 78th Assembly District

Oct. 27
By Tarryn Mento

The 78th Assembly District along San Diego’s coast includes some of the region’s most popular sites, but the state race between two Democrats is overshadowed by tight contests for president and San Diego’s mayor.

Voters' Guide To Election Security In The 2020 Presidential Campaign

Oct. 27
Philip Ewing / NPR

Voters and national security officials are focused as never before on assuring the security of the election. Here's what you need to know in the final days of voting.

At Race's End, Trump's Rallies Recall Other Late Lunges In White House History

Oct. 27
Ron Elving / NPR

What do you do when Election Day is a week away, you're down in the polls and more than 60 million votes have already been cast? If you're President Trump, you hit the road.

If The ACA Falls, Protecting Preexisting Conditions Could Be Harder Than It Sounds

Oct. 27
Selena Simmons-Duffin / NPR

Though the Trump administration is trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in court, it's vowed that people with health problems will still be able to get insured. Here's why that could be tricky.

A worker at the San Diego County Registrar of V...

San Diego County Registrar Has Received More Than 725,000 Ballots

Oct. 26
By City News Service

More than one-third of the county's 1.95 million voters have cast ballots. Mail-in ballots were sent to all registered voters in the county on Oct. 5, even those who had not requested one.

In this Oct. 22, 2020, photo, House Speaker Nan...

House Already Won? Pelosi Thinks So, And Reaches For More

Oct. 26
Lisa Mascaro / Associated Press

Speaker Nancy Pelosi once predicted she’d have the 2020 House Democratic majority secured by November — but of 2019. Now, days before the Nov. 3 election, she seems to have done it.

San Diego supervisorial candidates Joel Anderso...

East County Supervisor Candidates Discuss Coronavirus, Housing, Mental Illness

Oct. 26
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

Two Republicans are vying to replace Dianne Jacob and represent East County on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Joel Anderson and Steve Vaus discussed the issues on KPBS Midday Edition.

How Police, National Guard And Military Are Preparing For Election Day Tensions

Oct. 26
Tom Bowman / NPR

Uniformed police are generally not allowed around polling places, and the Pentagon doesn't want to get involved. Still, they're getting ready if things get out of control.

Assemblyman Brian Maienschein and challenger Ju...

Maienschein In Rematch With Republican Challenger For 77th Assembly Seat

Oct. 26
By Amita Sharma

Assemblyman Brian Maienschein is challenged by Republican employment lawyer June Yang Cutter in a repeat of the March primary.

Outspent In The Homestretch, Trump Campaign Says Its Ground Game Is Stronger

Oct. 26
Tamara Keith / NPR

He is getting outspent on advertising by his Democratic challenger Joe Biden. But the president's campaign says in-person events, rallies and outreach are making up the difference.

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