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Demographics changing, but challenges familiar in Watts

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| Decades after the 1965 riots, Watts remains a place dealing with poverty, unemployment and crime — and where voting is simply not a part of many lives.

Fact check: No, coin flips didn't win Iowa for Hillary Clinton

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Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by a razor-thin margin Monday night in Iowa. Some have attributed her win to an improbable lucky streak of coin tosses. Yes, coin tosses. But that's not the whole story.

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Iowa caucuses: Cruz overcomes Trump; Clinton edges out Sanders

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Ted Cruz was the big winner, and Marco Rubio lost second place to Donald Trump by just 1 percentage point. For Democrats, the margin of victory was exquisitely small, with voters' age a key factor.

State election chief knows firsthand why so many don't vote

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As the son of Mexican immigrants, Secretary of State Alex Padilla saw why so many Californians don't bother to vote or even register to vote.

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Why don't more Californians vote?

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California public media are asking why some people don't cast their ballots and how they're engaged in their communities.

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Masculinity and the White House: America’s long search for a comMANder-in-chief

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More than a century after "masculinity" melded with American politics, many voters still seek certain traits –– even when the candidate is a female.

Supporters seeking signatures for 70-plus state ballot measures

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Backers of dozens of initiatives are trying to qualify them for the November ballot. One political analyst says the interest is the highest he's seen in 20 years.

California rolls out new advisory committee for elections

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The Secretary of State's office is accepting applications for volunteers to help advise it on improving voting for non-English speakers.