California voters are eagerly awaiting the results of what can be characterized as one of the most consequential elections in modern history. In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, California residents have continued to endure simultaneous crises including devastating wildfires, rising homelessness, lack of affordable housing, racial injustice and climate change impacts, to name a few—all of which were top of mind heading into the election.
The latest statistics from the California secretary of state show that more state voters registered to vote in the 2020 election than in the past 80 years—22 million registered voters (about 2.6 million more than in the 2016 presidential election). Additionally, according to statewide voter data, California is on course to set modern-day records for the number of votes cast and voter turnout.
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