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Election 2010

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Mail-In Ballots Create Tradeoff For California Voters

Voting by mail proved to be a convenient option for plenty of Californians in last week’s election. But, they’re finding the process has created an unintended consequence, with some races not likely to be determined for several weeks.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/09/2010

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Silicon Valley “Zombies” Work To Get Out The Vote

With just days before the big election, some college students in Silicon Valley are finding creative ways to influence voters, and Thursday’s Prop 23 “zombie march,” was a case-in-point.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/28/2010

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National Groups Pay Big Bucks To Sway California Voters Anonymously

As the candidates sprint towards Election Day, outside groups have spent more than $50 million trying to influence voters in California, and the unlimited independent spending could swing some of the closest races.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/28/2010

Last-Minute Campaign Targets California Immigrants

There is some concern that laws targeting illegal immigration passed recently in Arizona may keep legal immigrants from voting here in California.

CBS San Francisco–10/27/2010

Lt Gov. Abel Maldonado and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (AP)

Cyberspace Serves As Battleground For Lt. Governor Candidates

YouTube appeared to be the go-to place for Democratic San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his Republican rival, Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado. Both campaigns posted videos online this week. Neither video minced words.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/22/2010

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (AP)

Schwarzenegger Addresses Whitman “Whore” Slur On Twitter

Governor Schwarzenegger is in London, visiting Britain’s new prime minister, but he is weighing in on the California governor’s race via Twitter.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/14/2010

Phil Matier (KCBS)

Phil Matier: Democratic Hard-Hitters Visit California

Sarah Palin will attend a Republican rally in San Jose Thursday afternoon, and on Friday, former president Bill Clinton begins campaigning in California for a number of Democratic candidates.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/14/2010

San Francisco Muni Metro light rail train car at Folsom Street station (AP)

Campaign 2010: A Closer Look At “Fix Muni Now”

Almost 75,000 people in San Francisco signed the initiative petition that put Proposition G on the ballot, which is a sign of dissatisfaction with Muni in general and Muni operators in particular.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/14/2010

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Alameda County Voters To Try Ranked Choice Ballot

The November elections are less than one month away and some voters in Alameda County will see something they’ve never seen before. Voters in Oakland, San Leandro and Berkeley will use ranked-choice voting for the first time on November 2nd.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/14/2010

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Phil Matier: San Francisco’s DA Outpaced In Campaign Funding

New campaign finance figures in the California attorney general’s race show Republican Steve Cooley out-raising Democrat Kamala Harris during the past three months.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/06/2010

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