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After all, this election isn’t just a Trump-Biden cage-match. Californians will have a direct say in the fate of a dozen ballot measures, some placed on your ballot by lawmakers, others by activists, others by industries. If you’re still game after you’ve mastered this California Crossword, check out our Interactive “Gimme Props” — it will help you discern, based on your responses, how you might want to vote on Nov. 3. To be sure you’re prepared to play in Election 2020, register to vote — or if you think you already are registered, you can confirm that online.Via the Post It, CalMatters political reporter Ben Christopher shares frequent updates from the (socially distanced) 2020 campaign trail. Support in-depth reporting that matters As a nonprofit newsroom, we rely on the generosity of Californians like you to cover the issues that matter. If you value our reporting, support our journalism with a donation.
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In addition to the high-stakes Trump vs. Biden presidential match, the 2020 ballot asks you whether to raise property taxes, expand rent control, ban cash bail, further protect consumer data privacy and resurrect affirmative action. It also will determine if the state Legislature remains in the control of a gigamajority of Democrats, and if the “blue wave” that swept away half of GOP-held congressional seats has receded. Confused about anything? Our best-on-the-market voter guide has got you covered.