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Gov. Brown Endorses Alvarez for Mayor


Monday, February 10, 2014

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The National University System Institute for Policy Studies found that Democrats have returned more absentee ballots than Republicans. However, the portion of GOP voters who have done so is greater than the percentage of Democrats.
Vince Vasquez, author of the NUSIPR report, said the weekend endorsement of Alvarez by President Barack Obama could add to Election Day interest.
“Polling shows that Faulconer maintains a narrow lead in this election,” Vasquez said. “Alvarez will have to generate a higher Democratic turnout on Election Day in order to win. With Obama an unknown factor in this race, it may be a late evening for poll watchers.”
Vasquez also said more than 40,000 ballots have been returned from people who are not affiliated with the Democrat or Republican parties.