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Is Orange County truly blue? This political runoff race could help provide the answer.




Supporters of Democratic Congressional candidate for California's 48th District Harley Rouda, hold signs and cheer at a get-out-the-vote rally in Laguna Beach, California on election day November 6, 2018.
Supporters of Democratic Congressional candidate for California's 48th District Harley Rouda, hold signs and cheer at a get-out-the-vote rally in Laguna Beach, California on election day November 6, 2018.
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The special election on March 12th could mean a lot more than filling a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

Orange County is solidly blue after last year’s midterm elections. Six Republicans and one Democrat are racing to fill Former Supervisor Todd Spitzer’s seat. The last two runoff elections were decided by fewer than 50 votes. So whichever way it swings, the race could be close.

Was the blue wave in 2018 a fluke, or a sign of the times? How could the anticipated low voter turnout influence who wins? Will the midterm elections inspire or discourage people from voting?

Guests:

Jill Replogle, Orange County reporter for KPCC. She tweets @jillrep

Norberto Santana, Publisher with Voice of OC, a nonprofit online newsroom. He tweets @NorbertoSantana



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