Professor Rachel Bitecofer, polling forecaster and Assistant Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, knows how to call ‘em and offers pronouncements that may surprise. First stop, Orange County Congressional Districts; then on to the broader national picture for 2020 and beyond. She’ll make us better consumers of political polling.
Breathlessly, (minute 28:50) we head over to Bob Inglis, Executive Director of https://www.republicen.org/ and former Congressman from South Carolina, who returns to the show to gauge the change in the political discussion of climate change, and the value he sees in the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the Green New Deal, and the Green Real Deal.
The Midterm elections are here. In keeping with our ritual on elections, it’s “Ask A Voter,” and we check around the country: Monique Wong at the UCI polling place, (min 1:28); Sue Jones in Madison, WI, (min 9:00); Ann Bidlingmaier in Tallahassee, FL (min 21:53); and Marcos Scauso in South Bend, IN (min 36:00). Vote. Get your friends, families, and co-workers out to vote. Check your county’s registrar of voters for all the information that you need!
Lauren Johnson-Norris, local attorney and Irvine Community Services Commissioner, makes her case for why she should fill one of the two open seats on the Irvine City Council.
In the second segment (min 29:21), Rebecca Newman, president of the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast offers the pros and cons of the California statewide propositions. Useful resources for voters include: https://votersedge.org/ca, https://cavotes.org/news/our-pros-and-cons-ballot-measures-online-now-english-and-spanish, and http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/.