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Morning Briefing: Election Day Is Almost Here

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Voters who cast their ballots at Dodger Stadium get a special "I Voted" sticker. Libby Denkmann for LAist
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Good morning, L.A.

The city, state and country are gearing up for Election Day, with millions of voters having already cast their ballots in Southern California and many more, no doubt, to come.

Our newsroom will bring you ongoing coverage of local, statewide and national races today, tomorrow and over the next few weeks. Senior Politics Reporter Libby Denkmann reports on everything you need to know on the eve of Election Day, and Investigative Reporter Aaron Mendelson keeps an eye on voter turnout throughout the day.

Meanwhile, if you’re still looking for guidance on the many items on our local ballot – from all 12 Propositions to the LAUSD School Board race to the empty judges’ seats – check out our Voter Game Plan.

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Keep reading for more on what’s happening in L.A. today, and don’t forget to vote.

Jessica P. Ogilvie


Coming Up Today, November 2

Aaron Mendelson follows the record-setting voter turnout.

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Senior Politics Reporter Libby Denkmann will be following all the election news.

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The Past 24 Hours In LA

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Coronavirus Updates: L.A. County officials confirmed 1,590 new cases and four virus-related deaths on Sunday. Those numbers bring the total in the region to 309,190 positive cases and 7,074 deaths.

Policing Law Enforcement: An L.A. Sheriff deputy’s body cam footage shows him fatally shooting 25-year-old Fred Williams III. The video is the first of its kind to be released, since deputies began wearing cameras.

Election 2020: The L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office reports that nearly 51,500 votes were cast on Sunday, about two hours before voting centers closed. That means almost 400,000 Angelenos have voted in person, in addition to at least 2.5 million mail-in ballots that have been submitted.


Photo of the Day

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A screen shot from a Sheriff deputy's body camera video, depicting the last moments of Fred Williams III’s life before the deputy fatally shoots him. This is the first body cam video to be released since Sheriff’s deputies began wearing them last month.

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Screen shot from deputy's body camera video released Friday, Oct. 30 by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.