California Secretary of State updates the statewide ballot count. Shasta County Registrar of Voters Cathy Darling Allen. The Beatles Guitar Project’s upcoming performance.
California Secretary of State Shirley Weber
Registrars across the state are busy tallying returns for the Midterm with the number of mail-in and drop-off ballots, it’s a process that requires patience and steadiness. We’re going to check in with California’s Chief Elections Officer California Secretary of State Shirley Weber. Secretary Weber, who was also up for election, will be embarking on her first full term since being appointed by Gov. Newsom. The Associated Press called the race in Weber’s favor. Secretary Weber joined Insight to provide a look at how election results are shaping up and what voters should keep in mind with a few weeks until the Midterm results are certified.
Shasta County Elections
The concern of political violence has begun to fade as Election Day across the country largely proceeded as planned with many state and local election officials reporting the democratic process went without incident. Tensions rose in the weeks leading up to the Midterm after reports of armed people watching ballot boxes in Arizona The attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband (as well as candidates from both parties who were assaulted) and warnings of a “heightened threat” to the election due to a rise in domestic violent extremism. A potential flash point for these political tensions in this year's midterm was Shasta County, where a contentious primary election led to tense moments at the county elections office back in June. Shortly after the primary Cathy Darling Allen, the county Registrar of Voters, joined us to discuss navigating an unprecedented primary election. Registrar Allen joined Insight to share how this week has been and how she has become a national advocate for election workers.
Beatles Guitar Project
This weekend the music of the Beatles comes alive with The Beatles Guitar Project performance in Sacramento. The concert is a collaboration of students and professional musicians performing the iconic Beatles albums “Magical Mystery Tour” and “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band”. The concerts benefits schools that need funding for their music programs. Ben McClara, the founding director of The Beatles Guitar Project, and CapRadio Classical Music Host Jennifer Reason stopped by ahead of the concert to share the preparation the Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy and The Beatles Guitar Project do to put in to create what will be a magical evening of music.