COX, President Trump, Isabella Bloom discussed on Morning Edition
Debate sponsored by Bakersfield, local NBC affiliate feature Democratic incumbent TJ Cocks and Republican David Validate and Welcome back to tonight's live candidates. Debate pox, narrowly unseeded validated by some 860 votes two years ago, the district spans a heavily agricultural region that's majority Latino, with registered Democrats outnumbering Republicans. On Tuesday Valid Dio tied cocks to Liberal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, while Cox awkwardly linked his opponent to President Trump. Congressman. Sorry, Donald. It's my time on the four. Okay, just like Donald Trump, Donald and David Show right some issues, the candidates agreed on like the importance of wearing masks to help slow the spread of the Corona virus, and that climate change is real. But both avoided taking a strong position one way or the other on Trump's wall along the US Mexico border. Here's Cox being pushed to clarify his answer about the world. So I take that as a no. On the border. Well served. Jim, Is that your what? Your question about a border wall? If one thing is that if you have comprehensive immigration in place I don't need a border wall. One of the moderators confronted Val Audio about an employee who lost part of his arm while working on his dairy farm, which valid, Eo said was out of his control with that employee. It was a tragic accident, and we're truly sorry for what happened in that gentleman. But as a member of Congress, I legally had no right to be there. Running that business and being a part of the day to day operations of 21st district is one of the poorest in the state. Cox portrayed new technology and greater access to broadband as a path to more jobs here in the future, making these key investments that pay off with regard to economic returns. Social environmental returns. Environmental times That's win win win across the Moor Outside groups have spent millions of dollars on the race. It's currently considered a tasa by non partisan political analysts for the California report. I'm Alex Hall in Fresno with just 12 days until election day, and because of the pandemic, most people are expected to vote by mail. All registered voters in the state have been sent mail in ballots. But what about people who have lost their homes to wildfires? How did they vote? Here's reporter Isabella Bloom. Shawn. But you really just moved to Santa Rosa from Oregon as the pandemic hit in March, And then came the glass fire. Crazy crazy that happened so quickly to picture really said in 20 minutes, he went from feeling like the fire was way over the hill. Running for his life. I saw the flames coming over the hills and the wind was whipping like you know, when you have a pre heated oven to 500 degrees, and you open it with your face right in front of it. That was the feeling And so he fled and his home burned to the ground. How's about a week before the state started sending out vote by mail ballots and so picture really called the post office to find out how to get hiss. We reached out to the post office and said, Hey, you know, how do we get our mail and what's the protocol and they seemed pretty flustered. Post office said it would forward his mail. What picture really didn't realize is that by law, it couldn't forward his ballot. My main concern is the voters who have been displaced. To make sure that they can get their ballot. John Tudor is the Napa County registrar of voters, he says. Although the post office can't forward, a valid voters can go pick it up. The simple solution request a replacement ballot. Twitter says it's easy a legitimate reason for voting. A second ballot is I left it at home. My dog ate it. The cat urinated on it. Any one of those is good. And if you're thinking, wait That seems right for voter fraud. We're keeping track. You can't go more than one. Kathy Darling Alan is the Shasta County registrar of voters, And she explains why the replacement ballot is completely safe. We have an audit trail that tracks each individual fellas. That's issues and so when we issue a second about that first ballot is avoided because of the wildfires, Chester County is taking an additional step. A week before the election. They plan to go through their voter history files to see who hasn't voted and call them to let them know how to vote. As for Sean Picture, really the man who lost his home in Santa Rosa Looking around at my life and what I have now it's you know, I have a backpack of clothes and A picture of my my dog that has passed away and that's it. But instead of feeling discouraged, he says he feels even more compelled to vote. So what else do I have? What? I have my voice. And I have things that I care about, and I want to express that for the California report. I'm Isabella Bloom and Isabella reports that for the first time, both Napa and Sonoma County registrars websites have added sections for disaster impacted voters with information for voters who have lost their homes..