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California's Recall Election

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California's Recall Election

California's Recall Election

California's Recall Election

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After reconsideration, California's recall vote is a go. Now that a federal appeals court has cleared the way, voters have less than two weeks to decide whether to remove Gray Davis as governor and replace him with someone else. Host Neal Conan and guests look at how the court's decision affects the candidates and what snap elections and crowded ballots mean for democracy.

Guests:

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe
*Contributing editor at The Los Angeles Times
*Senior scholar at the University of Southern California's School of Policy, Planning and Development

Dan Smith
*Associate professor of Political Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
*Author of forthcoming Educated by Initiative: The Democratic Effects of Citizen Lawmaking in the American States (University of Michigan Press, 2004)



Mark Powers
*Vice President of California Broadcasters Association