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Half of State's Population Expected to Vote-By Mail

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Are you part of the current and growing 40% of the Californian population that has chosen to vote-by-mail this election season? Although the nation's largest voting district, Los Angeles County, has the lowest number of the "absentee" voters at 20.6%, that number has increased by 32% more than the 2004 election. That leads way to worries of voter fraud and intimidation, but the two other continental states that share the Pacific Coast have practically done away with in-person voting: "Oregon led the way to the mailbox, doing away entirely with its polling places in 2000, after the passage of a voter initiative in 1998. Washington state is nearing 100% vote-by-mail," the LA Times says.