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Reading the Tea Leaves on the Governor’s Recall April 28 2021 Views on Governor Newsom’s handling of K–12 education and the state’s economy—critical policy areas during the pandemic—could determine the fate of the recall effort.
Video: Vote-by-Mail and Voter Turnout in the Pandemic Election April 21 2021 PPIC’s Eric McGhee discusses new research on how changes to election policies and processes affected voter turnout in California and the nation.
Video: A Conversation with Secretary of State Shirley Weber April 14 2021 Secretary of State Weber discusses her longstanding commitment to broadening voter participation and talks about how California can continue to boost turnout.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Could Diversify California’s Electorate March 26 2021 California is home to about a quarter of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. Federal reform that creates a pathway to citizenship would open the door to joining the electorate for millions of California residents.
Election Takeaways: California Voters Send Conflicting Signals December 14 2020 Nearly 18 million Californians voted in the November 2020 election—an all-time high. PPIC’s Mark Baldassare discusses the final election results and what they say about Californians’ mindset and policy preferences in a year of unprecedented challenges.