Field Poll: Historically Low Turnout Expected at Polls
Today's election may set a new California record, but not the kind anyone will be boasting about. The Field Poll projects that less than half of the state's registered voters will cast a ballot. The last time Gov. Jerry Brown ran for reelection in 1978, turnout topped 70 percent.
The Legacy of Proposition 187
This Election Day is the 20th anniversary of a ballot measure that left a profound mark on California. In 1994, voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 187. It was a kind of citizens' revolt over illegal immigration -- and its impact is still felt up and down the state.