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Our View: State legislative seats will be filled in Nov. 8 election

in Community/Government/News

The election in November to fill the 35th Assembly District seat is among California’s most interesting. The two competing candidates are both Democrats — Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez and local family physician Jasmeet Bains.

Surprising political observers and the two candidates themselves, Perez, who has been an elected supervisor for nearly a decade, barely finished in first place in the June primary ahead of political newcomer Bains. Perez had 50.5 percent of the vote to Bains’ 49.5.

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TID board candidates discuss drought, fish and how to charge all those electric cars

in Community/Government/News

Both candidates for a Turlock Irrigation District board seat endorse the agency’s stance on Tuolumne River flows. And they hope to guide TID as it meets state mandates for green power.

David Yonan faces Wayne Zipser in the Nov. 8 contest in Division 2, in and near Ceres between Highway 99 and Santa Fe Avenue.

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Ensuring Fair Elections Topic For AAUW Session

in Community/Government/News

Love it or hate it – campaign season is here again and who better to inform voters about the fairness of the election process in Stanislaus County than Donna Linder, Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters.

Having personally worked on 49 elections over the past 19 years of her career, Ms. Linder is unquestionably qualified to talk on the topic of “Ensuring Fair Elections” – and she will do just that when she addresses a joint meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon and Turlock-Modesto Branches on Thursday, October 13th at 7 p.m.

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Congressional candidates Duarte and Gray face off in public Modesto Bee debate

in Community/Government/News

Brace yourself, and educate yourself.

That’s our advice to voters as campaign season heats up.

Brace, because the November ballot will be long, busy and perhaps confusing. Voters will be asked to choose candidates on all levels of public office — local, state and federal. All will vie with seven statewide propositions for voters’ attention, as anyone with a TV already knows.

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Who is running for Stanislaus County offices in the November election? Here’s a list

in Government/News

The candidates were set as of 5 p.m. Friday for most local races on the Nov. 8 ballot in Stanislaus County.

The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, for offices where an incumbent opted not to run. That rule does not apply to the Modesto City Council because it has term limits.

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Election 2020: 3 Northern California races you might have missed

in Around California

CALIFORNIA, USA — Leads are building in contested races throughout San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County as more votes get tallied in the 2020 election.

One notable contest has been the Stockton mayoral race between Kevin Lincoln and Mayor Michael Tubbs. In the most recent update from San Joaquin County, Lincoln grew his lead against Tubbs, but the elections office said there are many ballots left to count.

Other big races included contests for Congressional Districts 9 and 10, the Associated Press called the races for incumbents Congressman Jerry McNerney and Congressman Josh Harder, respectively.

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Harmeet Dhillon: Hey, California, Trump has a right to run for reelection. The Constitution is crystal clear

in Local Roundup

No one –  not Congress, not the president, and certainly not a state government –  may unilaterally change the requirements to be president of the United States without first amending the U.S. Constitution.

Yet that’s exactly what Gov, Gavin Newsom and the California state legislature are trying to do in their pander du jour to the far left in California. But disenfranchising millions of voters in order to score cheap political points is a step too far, even for California.

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Donald Trump raises millions from Californians, but not as much as these Democrats

in Local Roundup

Thousands of Californians, including hundreds of Central Valley residents, gave to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign this spring, campaign finance records show.

California remains one of the president’s favorite punching bags. The state has now sued his administration more than 50 times. But many Californians continue to support the president, donating approximately $2 million to his campaign between April and June of 2019. That brings Trump’s total 2020 fundraising from the state to more than $3.5 million.

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