Drowsy California election could bring low turnout

Nov 3, 2014 5:08 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Candidates are heading toward all but inevitable outcomes in races for California governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, after a lackluster campaign season that could produce a record low turnout.

With registration skewing increasingly Democratic in California, statewide races on Tuesday have become mostly lopsided affairs.

Gov. Jerry Brown, seeking a record fourth term, barely campaigned in the conventional sense against little-known Republican Neel Kashkari.

California's lowest general-election turnout in the past century was in 2002, when half of registered voters cast ballots.

A handful of congressional contests could go either way, although Democrats on Capitol Hill long ago gave up hope of regaining control of the House.

The final sprint had campaign staffers and volunteers dialing phones, knocking on doors and employing social media.

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