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Trump Wades Into California's 'Toss-Up' 25th District Special Election Race

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Local Democrats said a lack of vote centers in Lancaster threatened to disenfranchise African Americans in the 25th District special election, which is being held to fill the last seven months of ex-Rep. Katie Hill's term in Congress. Now Republicans, including President Trump, say they're running a last-minute "scam" to rig the election.

[Note: The Republican mayor of Lancaster asked for the vote centers in his city, telling us last week: "There should not be even the appearance of affecting the outcome by limiting the ability to vote."]

Welcome to the race between Assemblywoman Christy Smith and former Navy fighter pilot Mike Garcia. It's become a bruising battle in the high desert, overshadowed by Hill's resignation and the coronavirus pandemic.

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