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"How is just upended sort of voting traditions in this country Because a couple cycles ago, Republicans consistently voted early, and Democrats voted on election Day and that's completely on its head. And you you see this When you talk to Republican voters are like I'm not knowing my ballot. Who knows if it'll get there? Someone tamper with it. You know, like I really feel like you know, there is definitely a strong, uh Feel and need or desire to vote on Election day. They feel like their ballot. Will you know is more like the account on Election Day and a female event. Well, let me go to Elian Oakland. Hi, Ellie. Hi there. What do you want to say? Can you hear me? Can I just wanted to make a comment about the previous caller and the opinion of sending a message and What that's going to do for women. Women's right to choose what the short term long term effect of the court system and judges and the bigger picture of sending a message and how that can be so detrimental to Uh, women and minorities of California just disgust me actually, and then my heart's racing thinking about sending a message. And what that does to the bigger picture. So, yeah, thanks, Ali for sharing that thought, Aaron writes. I feel like my 2018 vote for Newsom has been hijacked the fact that he needs to win a majority over a crowded field to keep his job while any challenger need only win a plurality. Seems underhanded at best. Let me bring one last call in Bryce in Oakland High brace. Tight. What would you like to say before Seema and Paul Eavis? Yeah. You know, I'm a pretty traditional liberal Democrat. But I'm still undecided on how I'm going to vote with the recall. Just because I'm so disgusted with Like Gavin Newsom and what he represents and in terms of the French laundry scandal. The real scandal isn't that he wasn't wearing a mask that he was meeting with long time friend of his Who was a lobbyist for the corporations that were owed money to buy PG and E. And it's just like if anybody has a governor of a state and they have a friend who's a corporate lobbyist, you tell that friend Hey, as long as I'm governor of this state I'm not going to meet with you ever because that's just such a blatant conflict of interest in Avenue for corruption, that it just the fact that he couldn't see that And then none of his team saw that. It's really points to just such a deep corruption and a Livia Snus with like It's just it is mind boggling that that meeting ever happened at all. And there's so much other stuff with the whole thing in terms of Of Of basically Democrats. I don't even like to call it left. It's just It's just people who are so out of touch the head of the teachers union in L. A. Who gave this interview talking about how It's okay if our Children didn't learn their times tables when the schools were shut down because they learned the words, Insurrection and coo and all this stuff. Well, let me let me see if I can get you in here just because people need to leave soon, But we're hearing a lot of frustration and seem I do need to ask you. If Newsom is recalled. I wonder with all your reporting. What you think will be the biggest reason why Um, I mean, I think that there is frustration among Democrats mean I don't want to say that every time Obviously, Every Democrat does not love Governor love Gavin Newsom. Um, And there is frustration about the college mentioned French laundry. The idea that the rules that apply to Californians don't apply to him. I mean, we see this in the polling, even among people who were saying that they're voting against the recall everything 25% in the most recent Berkeley Paul because he said that he he doesn't follow the rules that he sets out for the rest of us. Um, so there is definitely frustration among Democrats, and I think part of what happens depends. On what the turnout is, If he wins this bag, 20 point margin. He's gonna take that as a mandate if he wins his back couple points. That's an embarrassment of state that is as deeply blue as California, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than five million voters. So I think a lot of this is does hinge on what happened. Smart, But I do think you also need to look back at and we're also what happens if he wins this comfortably. Look back and ask themselves. How did they get here? In such a blue state? How did they get to the point where you know where they had to spend? You know, donors donated more than Something more than $70 million. That's money that could have been spent on House races next year. Why do they have to spend that money to keep a Democrat in office? In a state that has that is so blue is California immigrants argument, looking back? And, you know, just saying, How did we get to this point? Well, Paul Westcott, CNN mentions the margin. I'm sure that's something you will be interested in as well. Terms of how this turns out one way or the other. Yeah, I couldn't. I couldn't agree more. I mean, when you're doing when you're dealing with the 10 million boat or five million vote margin overall in the overall electorate, Democrats to Republicans to have to spend upwards of $70 million and you really have a big cushion here, and when you're looking at the people who showed up these are, uh white, older suburban voters. These are your sort of traditional, um you know, traditional old school, Democratic California voters that that seemed to be true. Earning out and showing up the fact that it's even You know, contested at all, Or there's any question of it. Still up in the air is is somewhat. Uh, it's it's tough given that he said Democratic governor in a very, very blue state. Paul Westcott, executive vice president for L two, a voter and consumer data firm, seem a meta political reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Thanks To both of you were checking in on voter turnout and outreach ahead of tomorrow's special election. And as you've been hearing, there are still a lot of outstanding ballots that could change things. Including ballots from Latino voters. Joining me now are KQED is politics. Senior editor Scott Shaffer and Lena Banco senior engagement platforms producer at KQED, who analyzed the campaign messages targeting Latino voters in particular and How they were received by two Latino families from different parts of the state. And I want to invite them in now. Scott Shaffer. Thanks for joining us. I mean not good to be with you. Also. Lena Blanco, glad to have you here as well. Thank you, Mina and later let me just start by asking you quickly. What was the inspiration for this deep Look at how Latino families are responding to To efforts to try to get them to vote in their direction, whether the yes or no side Thank you, Mina. Thank you for having us on so we know, especially as Latinos working in the newsroom that come election time, politicians turned their attention to a singular in quote Latino vote. But we know our community is not a monolith and in fact is incredibly diverse and experience. So I had of the recall Scott Shaper. I'm a call right now. And Maria Pina and I wanted to start peeling back the layers of messaging coming out in Spanish in Spanish language recall ads. We didn't just want to hear from strategist and pundits but really wanted to sit down and hear from families directly what they had to say about what they were hearing. So we sat down to families, one family in Oakland and the s family and then the Avila family who lives in the Central Valley and well, that's done, we're said, and they shared so much wisdom with us, But I can't really talk about in this wisdom. Scott that Lena is talking about is really important because Latino voters are Increasingly and have been a very important, even critical voting block in California. Can you talk about that? Absolutely there about 27% electorate now are Latinos, and that's been growing steadily for the past couple of decades. Really, and you know, they have tended overwhelmingly to skew. Democrat in California, most parts of California although, you know, like any group of folks, uh, Latino voters are a diverse group of people in terms of where they come from. When they came to the US what their family status is and where they live. I mean, You know, Latino voters and Democrats generally in Fresno, for example, tend to be more moderate to conservative and they care about different things than people in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. And so one of the things we wanted to look at is, you know, do these messages that are being sent to Latino voters in Spanish? To what extent do they sort of reach them? You know where they live, so to speak, Not literally. But you know things they care about. Are they being addressed by the candidates running to replace Gavin Newsom and by the yes and the no on the recall campaigns. It's interesting, Scott. Just earlier we got a call from Domingo, who identified as a Democrat, but said that he is frustrated with Gavin Newsom. I wondering what may have led recall backers to make an extra effort to persuade Latino voters. To the yes on recall side. Yeah, well there especially early on and not so much now. But a few months ago, the polling on the recall Latino voters in some polls seem to be very open. To the message of the Yes. On the recall side. They were undecided. Uh, you know, the favorable rating of Gavin Newsom was a little lower, perhaps than among other Democratic groups..