Why California voters think the gubernatorial race is close

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For California voters, where the state goes is just as important as where they are.

California voters, in the November general election, are to decide on whether California Governor Jerry Brown or Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Mark Leno, should serve out the final year of Brown’s term.

As with most things in California politics, the election is a lot closer than many expect. Voters are encouraged by the news that they can cast ballots up to two days before they are due to be picked up at the polls.

We asked voters to explain why they think the gubernatorial race is close.

The race: Brown versus Leno.

What voters say: “If there is any doubt about the outcome of this election the voters should go to the polls.”

– Robert H. Salas, Sacramento

Why it is a close race: “I believe it a question of whether the voters have reached their limit. We have a governor for the next eight years, and we really do not need to mess up the campaign with this sort of negative stuff. We need to be strong and positive, and that is what we need to be.”

– Mary C. Williams, Oxnard

Why it is a close race: “It is close because we have a governor for the next eight years, and I believe it a question of whether the voters have reached their limit. We have a governor for the next eight years, and we really do not need to mess up the campaign with this sort of negative stuff. We need to be strong and positive, and that is what we need to be.”

– Robert H. Salas, Sacramento

Why it is a close race: “The Democrats have not got a leader. We just don’t know who.”

– Joseph S. Daley, Huntington Beach

Why it is a close race: “I’m not surprised at the outcome in this one. We got a very, very weak candidate and really, really didn’t vote for what we thought we were voting for, so it

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