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Advocacy groups plan to keep an eye on polling places

by Take Two®

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A sign points the way to a polling place inside El Mercado de Los Angeles, a Mexico-style marketplace in the East L.A. area. David McNew/Getty Images

California voting rights advocates will step up their poll monitoring this November.

Their effort comes just in time as officials expect a record voter turnout.

With more than 18 million people registered to vote in the Golden State, campaign rhetoric around a rigged election has watchdog groups worried.

While California doesn't have strict voter ID laws or long waits at the polling places, advocacy groups want to prevent illegal activities that may intimidate and disenfranchise voters.

For more, Take Two spoke with Jonathan Stein, staff attorney and manager of voting rights program at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a non-profit legal aid and civil rights organization. 

Click the blue audio player to hear the full interview.

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