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LA County Seeing Big Early Voter Turnout, The OC Update, Paola Ramos On How The Latinx Vote Could Impact The Election




Voters cast their ballots for the 2020 US Elections at an offical ballot drop box on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2020, where election officials are looking into the use of unofficial ballot drop boxes installed by California's Republican Party. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
Voters cast their ballots for the 2020 US Elections at an offical ballot drop box on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2020, where election officials are looking into the use of unofficial ballot drop boxes installed by California's Republican Party. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Voter Turnout in L.A. County 

Tomorrow is the last day to vote and there are a ton of places throughout LA County where you can cast your ballot in person. But the election has really been in full swing all month, and we are seeing record numbers of early voting here in Southern California. More than 2.8 million ballots have already been cast in L.A. -- and Orange County received its millionth ballot cast over the weekend, but despite all that, we might not have the full picture on voter turnout until Thanksgiving. We explain why that is. 

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Breaking Down The Vote 

We hit the final stretch before Election Day to talk about the process to count all the votes, which extends far beyond just Election Day, itself.

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Health Care Open Enrollment

Open enrollment has now begun for health care plans in California. But with the pandemic decimating the economy, and the Affordable Care Act's future in question, we get advice on how to make the best decision.

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The OC Update

Let’s head down to Orange County... there’s been a huge wave of early voting there...and a lot political spending by big business.

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Early Voters Share Their Stories With Us

As we've noted - we've already seen huge voter turnout in California. It's a marked difference from 2016when more than 100 million eligible voters didn't cast a ballot in the election. So with that in mind we wanted to check in with some of our listeners to see what advice they had for people still trying to decide if they want to vote. Those voices belonged to voters Raymond Santos, Ilean Richard, Beth Smith, Vanessa Gill and Jake Henry.

Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity 

By now, you've likely heard the term LatinX and wondered what does it mean...and is this something I should say? In the last few years, it's begun to be used far more widely in publications ... and by people who are looking for a more inclusive and gender-free alternative to "Latino" or "Latina." But who is LatinX ? Where did the term come from? And why are so many people split on using it?

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American Legion Posts 

The meeting halls and lounges of American Legion posts serve as a community hub for veterans and their families. But during the pandemic, many posts across the country have had to shut their doors to the retired service members who are looking to grab a cheap drink or rent the hall for an event. And that has meant a big hit to the bottom line at some posts. KPCC's Robert Garrova reports, the American Legion is finding ways to innovate.