Sharon Kyle: The Official Sample Ballot, prepared by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk was mailed out weeks ago but for those seeking information about where to vote or who is on their ballot, go to LAVote.net.
Tom Hall: We care as little about the legal health of society’s most troubled families as we do for the medical health of society’s most disabled and needy.
John Peeler: The rude, crude style that has enabled him to capture this base is also driving off large numbers of affluent suburban voters (especially women) who used to be the foundation of GOP strength.
Lance Simmens: California’s Senate race may be a bellweather for rejecting the orthodoxy of party leaders and embracing wholesale change in the direction of the Democratic Party.
Anna Keeve: While household names and heavy hitter corporate-funded candidates are spending big bucks to make sure they are heard, there is a horde of lesser-known rising-star candidates swarming onto the political scene
RJ Eskow: Democrats should be concerned about the decline in voter participation among African Americans in 2016.
David Love: White supremacists, Infowars conspiracy theorists and convicted criminals are running, some as viable candidates, on the GOP ticket on the state and federal level, something which would have been unheard of only a few years ago.”
Joe Mathews: Californians are so angry about politics that fewer will stop to talk and sign, preferring to scream or make obscene gestures.
Tom Hastings: CNN’s Ronald Brownstein suggests that the districts he calls “Romneyland” will decide the fate of the 2019-2021 Congress, that is, districts where Romney in 2012 outperformed Donald Trump in 2016.
Berry Craig: Buy Your Governor — The sale looks like the real deal. It is complete with a color photo of the Capitol, a seller handle–“carpetbaggerbevin”– an offer for free standard shipping and a returns policy: “Buyer pays to have seller returned to New Hampshire.” Bevin grew up in the Granite State.
George A. Polisner: Your role as a candidate for office is to lead—state your position, prepare an emotionally connecting argument in support of it and bring people to you. This is how you lead.
Berry Craig: An apparently growing number of Democrats running for the state legislature are bucking the gun lobby. Some are tossing NRA candidate surveys in the trash. Others are responding with rebukes. A pair of House members lit into the NRA in headline-grabbing floor speeches.
Michael Feinstein: One reason disinformation campaigns can have influence in the U.S., is because voters often lack sufficient real information about the choices before them.