So much of the political news has been focused on Washington, but tomorrow, California, which has the world's 6th largest economy, with a GDP of 2.5 trillion dollars, opens its polls. All statewide offices are up for grabs, five propositions are on the ballot, and the question many are asking is: As California goes, so will the nation?
And here in San Francisco, much attention has been given to the mayor's race and the role of ranked choice voting. But there are other issues on the ballot and elected offices to be considered.
On this show, we looked at the issues facing California and San Francisco as voters go to the polls. If all politics are local, what does this election mean for the Bay Area?
Producer: Grace Won
Jason McDaniel, Associate Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University and an expert on urban politics and voting behavior.
Joe Eskenazi, managing editor of Mission Local, and a former staff writer at the SF Examiner
Sean Walsh, Principal of Wilson Walsh George Ross and member of the Public Policy Institute of California.