2020 election

Doug McKnight

Monterey and Santa Cruz counties still need 100 poll workers each for the March 3rd California Primary. 

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Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 New Hampshire Primary, including results and analysis. (Results and live audio, Tuesday evening.)

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Democratic presidential candidates debated for the first time since the Iowa caucuses. There were seven candidates on the stage Friday night in New Hampshire, ahead of Tuesday's primary in the state.

NPR blog from the debate:

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The Iowa caucuses are the first contest in the 2020 presidential race. Follow NPR's liveblog for news and scenes from the field as well as live results and streaming special coverage.

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Scott Cohn

 


Voters in the city of Santa Cruz will decide on March 3 whether to recall City Councilmembers Drew Glover and Chris Krohn, and if so, who should replace them. It marks the first city council recall effort to make it onto the ballot in Santa Cruz in recent memory.

Erika Mahoney

Vote by mail voters should receive their ballots by the end of next week. KAZU’s Erika Mahoney spoke with Gail Pellerin to talk about what voters should know, but might be afraid to ask. Pellerin is the Santa Cruz County clerk and registrar of voters. She’s been serving as the county’s chief elections official for 27 years.

Paranoia is the best strategy for political campaigns when it comes to digital security. After all, who can forget the massive hack of the Hillary Clinton campaign's emails during the last presidential election and its embarrassing consequences?

The reelection campaign of Maine Sen. Angus King took this to heart. Lisa Kaplan, King's digital director, regularly sent out fake emails to her staff to "see who would click on them." Those emails during the 2018 campaign looked real — but they were not.

Threats to U.S. elections this year could be broader and more diverse than before, warns the spy world's boss for election security — and she also acknowledged the limits of her ability to tackle them.

Shelby Pierson, the intelligence community's election threats executive, told NPR in an exclusive interview that more nations may attempt more types of interference in the United States given the extensive lessons that have since been drawn about the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election.

Doug McKnight

 


On Friday, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg became the first of the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates to hold a public rally in Monterey.