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but you're going to have to hand over more than your credit card if you want to get a meal. good morning, everybody. it is tuesday, october 13th. before we get to all those stories, we want to check in with mike for a look at our forecast. good morning, mike. >> good morning, jobina, kumasiu reggie. let's give you an update. 23 hours to get ready for that and if that means building defensible space around your house or packing bags and figuring out an evacuation plan in case a fire erupts. if it does, it will spread rapidly with northeast winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour above 1,000 feet which is all those areas you see in orange. it starts at 5:00 tomorrow morning and goes through 11:00 friday morning. we're looking at, what, more than 50 hours of heightened fire conditions. right now pretty clear on live doppler 7. you can see from sutro tower just how clean it is. no marine layer and no fog and nothing to stop the warming today from 70 at half moon bay and low to mid 80s at san
francisco and then emid 80s to 90 inland. kumasi? >> thank you, mike. today health and human services secretary will provide an update on the state's response to the pandemic. last week dr. mark ghaly indicated that recently opened schools have not contributed to an increase in covid cases so far. dr. ghaly will speak at noon today and we'll bring that to you live on abc7news.com and the abc7 news app. indoor businesses could get the green light to reopen in santa clara county today. the county is expected to move from the state's red tier into the less restrictive orange tier. abc7 news reporter julian glover is live with the mixed reaction from business owners. julian. >> hi, good morning, kumasi. certainly welcome news for many of those business owners. they move to the less restrictive orange tier here in santa clara county means many of
the restaurants behind me have a chance of surviving when the rain returns to the bay area. several changes that could happen to the move to the less restrictive orange tier. i want to walk you through them. first up, restaurants can operate indoors for the first time since march at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. indoor gatherings like worship services also will be allowed inside. 25% capacity or 100 whichever is fewer. the same guidelines there. outdoor gatherings can be increased up to 200 people and shopping malls operating at 50% capaci capacity. for restaurant owners, this is really a lifeline for them. if you're curious what indoor dining will look like, tables will be spaced six feet apart and face masks will be worn when you're not actively eating or drinking and they'll keep track of who is dining in. >> a lot of new rules we have to comply with. we have to collect people's names and phone numbers when they're sitting inside at a
table. so, we just need to put a plan in place before we open up indoors. >> many businesses have been waiting for this day. the changes are depending on case count and positivity rates remaining stable. again, the county expected to move from the state's red tier to the less restrictive orange tier at the state's tier status update that should happen this morning and then those changes officially take effect tomorrow. so, if you're wondering when is the first time you'll be able to sit down inside at a restaurant, order a meal with that face mask, of course, that would be tomorrow. most likely here in santa clara county. reporting live here in san jose just outside of santana row, julian glover. >> julian, thank you. right now questioning begins for judge amy coney barrett and two bay area lawmakers are taking center stage. jobina fortson watching it from the live desk. thank you, jobina. >> diane feinstein and kamala
harris will begin their questioning today. we'll take a live look at the capitol hill and i will see what is going on. senator lindsey graham is still speaking and those hearings taking place today. senator harris will appear virtually as she called it, quote, reckless to hold a committee hearing in person for a vacant supreme court seat in the middle of this pandemic. the confirmation hearings should have been postponed. senator feinstein said the senate should not move forward and the next president has taken office. a san jose state professor says so far democrats and republicans are talking to americans, not each other. >> what i think they're trying to do is trying to influence the public debate. and persuade people one way or the other in the elections. >> during her opening statement, coney barrett said her philosophy has been shaped by her mentor, the late justice scalia. today's hearings are expected to last nine hours, believe it or not. very long time there.
abc news will be monitoring it. all of the proceedings and brin abc7news.com. kumasi. >> thank you, jobina. your voice, your vote, election day just three weeks from today. president trump and joe biden campaigning in swing states. his second rally since his coronavirus diagnosis. in a new letter sean conley said the president is not infectious and that he tested negative, quote, on consecutive days. at his first rally, president trump defended his handling of the pandemic. >> if you look at our upward path, no country in the world has recovered the way we've recovered economically or otherwise. >> his reckless personal conduct since his diagnosis has been unconscionable. >> reporter: now this morning covid cases are on the rise in 32 states and 14 states have hit a record number of hospitalizations. abc news will host a town hall
with democratic presidential nominee joe biden this thursday night and you can watch it live in a special edition of "20/20." it starts at 5:00 p.m. and also on our connected tvapp. you can watch that and download it on roku, amazon fire tv, android tv and apple tv. still ahead, the heightened concern over fake news on facebook. a new study compares the spread of misinformation during this election psychotool tcycle to t years ago. pg&e warning customers bout power shutoffs later this week. one county could be particularly hit hard. some good news in case you didn't hear. spare the air for today was canceled early and air quality should be good to moderate all the way through friday.
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let's take a look at the winds at 5:00 tomorrow morning when that fire weather watch begins. you can see we're already up to 20 miles per hour. look at how we accelerate especially into the evening hours. 11:00 wednesday and we start to push 30 miles per hour and we can get gusts up to 50 but notice it continues all night through 8:00 to 9:00 thursday morning and then most of thursday afternoon into the evening hours those winds stay sustained around 25 to 40 miles per hour. we're looking at a very prolonged period of winds, even 11:00 friday when the fire weather watch ends. winds are still up around 11 miles per hour. so, we'll have a couple days of dangerous conditions, especially across the north bay. really reflected in our fire danger index which for tomorrow is up in the north bay. as we head into the overnight hours, look at the extreme. our highest level and slide into the diablo hills and even the santa cruz mountains. tomorrow night into thursday. one of our most dangerous periods.
jobina. >> thank you, mike. good morning, off the bay bridge toll plaza where metering lights came on at 4:48 this morning. a pretty hefty back up there. goes all the way to the maze and for people traveling along westbound 80, speeds will drop to around 30 miles per hour once you hit emery ville and bring i our tower and earlier we had a crash right past treasure island. so, it was jamming things up a little bit and still a little slow as you make your way into the tunnel but i'm glad to see things moving, reggie and kumasi. >> thank you. apple set to unveil the next generation of iphones today. the new features they could have. a woman captures a two-headed name in her home. what she did next showed
when you take a it all begins to un-ravel. ann ravel's no reformer, she's backed by big corporations who've poured hundreds of thousands into her campaign. and she opposes ballot measures to make the economy more fair for working people. only dave cortese is endorsed by the california democratic party. he's helping us battle the pandemic with a science-based approach. and expanding health services and child care to those in need. for state senate, democrat dave cortese.
welcome back, everyone. a new study finds more people are engaging with fake news on fa compared with 2016. jobina is at the live desk with what changes social media companies need to make. jobina? >> kumasi, a really striking figure came out of the study. the number of interactions with false content spiked 242% since 2016. researchers say the content comes from sites that act as news organizations but repeatedly publish false material. here's what they say to do to spot the difference between real and fake stories. check out the outlet it's coming from and what evidence they're using to make the claim. researchers say social media companies need to implement policy changes to better protect users from misinformation. a spokesperson for facebo tellstell s over the past four years we've built the largest fact checking network of any platform, made
investments in highlighting original, informative reporting and changed our products to ensure fewer people see false information and are made aware of it. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg and his wife are donating to more money ahead of the election. the "washington post" is reporting that $100 million of donation funds is on top of a previous $300 million gift. and that will pay for polling place rentals, poll workers, personal protective equipment and other costs in the next few weeks. happening today after pandemic-related delays, apple is expected to finally announce its new line of iphones. event invitations look like this and said, hi, speed. hinting at a long upgrade that would allow the iphone to connect to the new 5g wireless network. analysts predict the company will launch four new models including its largest phone yet with 6.7 inch screen and phones are expected to start at $699 th the highest pricet
do ntnei i'm ok. >> you're okay? mike, how are you? do you want one? >> i'll just take an 8. i'm on a 7 right now. >> i don't want to go there right now, but mike is fine with his phone. >> i think we need to upgrade. >> mike is just fine with his phone. >> upgrade, upgrade, upgrade. >> all right. let's talk about the forecast. i'd like to upgrade us and get us right out of this heat and dangerous fire conditions that are coming our way, but i can't. so, let's roll with what we have and that is warm sunshine. similar to yesterday. we're going to put the warming pattern on a hold for one day and we're going to squeeze out one more clear night with calm and cool conditions because the fire danger and the noisy night of winds starting tomorrow night. that will all taper as we head
through the weekend. let's take a look at some neighborhood. santa rosa and fairfield and novatoa and san rafael and the rest of us 50s in the north bay. 50s and 60s outside of the north bay. so, pretty nice morning out there. let's see what happens in the afternoon. 83 in milpitas and 86 at san jose and gilroy 92 to about 90 degree spread across the south bay. 83 to 86 on the peninsula today. 68 in pacifica. that's the cool spot along the coast. look at daly city 76 degrees and low 80s for downtown and south san francisco. and sausalito sunsational 78 degrees today. 84 to 90 through the north bay valleys and 82 in richmond and san leandro and castro valley to 85 in oakland. east bay valleys, air conditioning close. 88 to 93 degrees. here are tonight's numbers. mid 50s to mid 60s. all right, starting tomorrow, the winds increase. the temperature increases.
and wednesday night into thursday is going to be our first real push of dangerous, critical fire conditions and again thursday night into friday. record warm lows and highs are possible thursday and friday. before temperatures drop nearly 20 degrees by monday. have a good one. kumasi, reggie. >> crossing our fingers about fire danger, mike. thank you. going to turn now to ginger zee for a look at what is ahead on "gma." hey, ginger. >> good morning, reggie. hi, kumasi. great to be with everybody this morning. coming up here on "gma" talking about president trump back on the campaign trail in the battleground state of florida. his firstrus.his doctor s he is longer infectious and joe biden calling his behavior reckless. we'll have the latest with just 21 days until the election and millions already voting. also this morning, the latest on that vaccine setback. johnson & johnson pausing their late stage coronavirus vaccine trial when one of the
participants developed an unexplained illness. this as the first confirmed case of covid reinfection in nevada in the u.s. also one of the leading public health experts will discuss both parts of the story. an abc news exclusive with the daughter of "dynasty" star catherine. she is speaking out about her life inside that cult and how her mother rescued her. the highly anticipated new season of "bachelorette" premiering tonight and this morning we'll have a little sneak peek and talk to clareclae crowley herself. >> so, kumasi and i saw a little video of this man that she met named dale moss. kumasi, what did you say? >> hey, dale. >> okay.
working from home, remote learning, exercising, all pretty good. little warm this afternoon but the air quality good and if you find some shade, it will be comfortable. look at these temperatures. this is one of our cooler days moving forward. we're 8 to 13 degrees above average. 80s to near 90. reggie? >> mike, thank you. today the mayor of san bruno and state officials are going to talk about what they've learned since the deadly san bruno pipeline disaster. this year makes ten years since the explosion killed eight people. a pg&e natural gas pipeline anfire that leved n bruno neighborhood. state senator pressed for utility safety reforms and better accountability. he'll talk about what progress has been made and what more in terms of safety. you can watch today's hearing on
the state senate's website. in the north bay, the glass fire is pretty close to being contained. at last check, it's 96% contained. more than 67,000 acres have burned and most evacuation orders have been lifted. well these massive fires are taking a toll on animals across the state. they're finding bears and mountain lions and burned and orphaned on the front lines. the california department of fish and wildlife is now leading a new project called the wildlife disaster network. along with the uc davis school of veterinary medicine they created this program to help injured animals from search and rescue to rehab and release. currently under the network, a mountain lion kitten that was found by firefighters along with two others now being treated at the oakland zoo. this story. >> new at 6:00. a north carolina woman went above and beyond to help this unexpected r eed reptile guest
game night. she named it double trouble and she took it to the science center. a few days later the snake wrangler called and said he nted t good. >> you know what, i -- it is very unique. that snake does need a forever home. it came there on family game night and clearly it wanted a family. >> yeah. i mean. beauty comes in all forms, i guess. >> it is a beautiful animal. >> it's a skip for me, but i'm glad that someone else likes it. >> oh, reggie. >> i don't want to see this any more. can we take this off the screen? >> no, you'll look at it until you learn to love this animal right here. >> okay. could be here all day. next at 6:30, the state's
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building a better bay area for a safe and secure future, thiss bbc7 news. supreme court nominee judge amy coney barrett back in the hot seat for about half an hour today's confirmation hearings streaming right now at abc7news.com. and here's a live look on capitol hill. 22 senators of the committee taking turns, questioning the judge and several hot button issues could be brought up today. >> but it's going to be very welcoming to be able to allow some diners to have the option to sit inside. plus, cautious excitement in the south bay. santa clara county may be allowed to move into less restrictive orange tier today. some restaurants are preparing for that change. good morning, everybody. it is tuesday of our accuweather forecast with mike nicco. good morning, mike. >> good morning, kumasi, reggie. thanks for joining us this tuesday. i'll start with a weather watch.
today is the day to prepare whether it's an evacuation route, packing or developing that defensible space around your neighborhood if you live above 1,000 feet or around your house, hopefully neighborhood, also, if you could do that. this goes from 5:00 tomorrow morning all the way through 5:00 friday morning. northeast winds up to 50 miles per hour. single-digit relative humidity and temperatures in the overnight hours in the 70s and 80s and then 80s and 90s during the day. we have the trifecta. for today, seven miles per hour in oakland. that's the fastest way out there and you can see a clear start from sutro tower. let's talk temperatures. 70 at half moon bay to in san francisco and low to mid 80s for the rest of the bay and then mid 80s to near 90 in the south bay and inland north bay. kumasi? >> thank you, mike. right now questioning is under way for judge amy coney barrett. we want to take a live look inside capitol hill. dianne feinstein right now
questioning the supreme court nominee. with her nomination set to submit a conservative majority on the court. two issues health care and abortion are taking center stage this morning. abc news reporter elizabeth washington with the latest. >> reporter: this morning a contentious phase and beginning today 10 republicans and 12 democrats on the senate judiciary committee including kamala harris will question the supreme court nominee. >> replacing ruth bader ginsburg with someone who will undo her legacy. president trump is attempting to decades to come. >> reporter: they have the votes to confirm barrett before election day say her catholic faith should be off limits. >> what political opponents want to paint you as is a tv or cartoon version of a religious radical.
>> reporter: but in a united ouheffordable cect tayed away r with the supreme court set to hear arguments next month. >> stripping health care from millions of americans during a pandemic, that's really what is at stake. barrett has criticized the supreme court ruling that upheld obama scare and also face questions on abortion. she signed an advertisement calling roe v. wade infamous and calling for the unborn to be protected in law. she said her philosophy has been shaped by her mentor the late supreme court justice scalia. >> courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life. the policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the people. >> meanwhile, joe biden dodging questions still about whether he
supports adding more justices to the supreme court. biden saying yesterday he is not a fan of the idea, but he wouldn't rule it out. elizabeth schultze, abc news, washington. the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine. johnson & johnson paused its trial after someone got sick. jobina fortson looking at that from the live desk. jobina? >> thank you, reggie. the johnson & johnson vaccine in phase three which is the last step before it could receive approval. the person had a, quote, unexplained illness but other than that we don't know much about the patient. for example, we don't know if the patient got the vaccine itself or a placebo. experts say pauses like this are a normal part of clinical research. this is the second time a late-stage vaccine trial has been paused. astrazeneca had tt itstrl last e >> jin tnk you > santa clara county expected e ss restrictive orange tier today. indoor dining and other indoor activities would be allowed with
restrictions. the economy and reopenings are part of our effort to build a better bay area and julian glover is live with more. >> hey, reggie. good morning. if you have been one of the people just waiting to go back inside of a restaurant, order something off the menu and have it delivered to the table, today is the day you could finally be hearing some good news. same deal if you've been waiting to worship inside for the last six to seven months. we could be getting some really good news here in santa clara county today moving to that less restrictive orange tier. with everything with covid-19 reopenings, there is a fine print. we'll walk you through some of it right here. restaurants will be able to operate at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. same thing applies with indoor gatherings and worship services. 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. outdoor gatherings bump up to 200 people and shopping malls allowed to operate at 50%
capacity. churches here in the south bay will be able to operate inside for the first time since march. i spoke to the bishop of san jose last week and he told me face masks will be required inside of all catholic parishes. you'll only be allowed to sit with members of your family, if you live in the same household. things like communion will even be different. worshippers will be given the body of christ, the bread, not the blood of christ, the wine. that could require a sip from a communal cup. >> we feel that we have a responsible protocol where we would be able to go indoors responsibly. >> the changes are dependent on case count and positivity rates remaining stable, which they have for the last week or so. again, the county is expected to move from the state's red tier into the less restrictive orange tier at te's tier status update this morning.
then the changes would go into effect as early as tomorrow per santa clara county guidelines taking effect at 12:01 a.m., the day following the big announcement, which we expect today. reporting live here in san jose just outside of santana row, julian glover. hospitalizations and deaths from covid-19 in california have dropped to the lowest level in months. the decrease in numbers we've been seeing appear to have plateaued. with halloween just around the corner, though, california officials are getting ready to reveal health guidelines. they say you can gather with up to two other households, but say that the smaller the number of people, the safer. >> we tried to put together a set of guidance that allows people to have what we in public health talk about a framework really reducing risk and minimizing the chance of the spread of the disease. >> the governor says that the state isgi25
every day. 90% are gettingbackn 24 to 48 h. coming up, the kindergarten class growing smaller during the pandemic. the lasting impact it may have on the next generation. let's look at the big board at the new york stock exchange. down another 50 points and another update on how the markets are doing, next. the good deals are going fast. amazon prime day has started. the bargains amazon and other big retailers are offering today. >> you know i love to shop. >> i have never once done amazon prime day. i'll let you have it. >> me either. but i feel like i have gotten in the spirit of ordering things in the last few months. >> that's true. i just want stuff in the mail, mike. that's all. >> definitely getting more proficient at ordering online, aren't we? let's talk about what is going on as far as temperatures. go to inland east bay neighborhood where most of us in the 50s and the exception is
blackhawk at 61 and up at 2,800 feet warmer at 72. you could see 50s and 60s just about everywhere. barely 61 in hayward and 60 in san francisco and a few 40s up in the north bay. 46 in novato and san jose 57 under clear conditions and your commute planner and everything is good today. good air quality, light breezes and it's going to be a little warm. hopefully you have air conditioning at your disposal for the afternoon and evening commute. we talked about the winds last time and talk about the relative humidity. watch it tank. teens, 20s and 30s. overnight it is supposed to recover wabaic into the 70s and 80s and stays in the teens and 20s and 30s and tomorrow night is one of our first and most likely our hardest night of dealing with these fire conditions. look at the single digits thursday afternoon and even thursday night into friday we're still looking at teens, 20s and 30s. in fact, watch the critical fire conditions from 5:00 tomorrow through the afternoon and
evening hours become extreme by wednesday night into thursday while we're sleeping. we're going to turn our attention over to jobina and talk about the morning commute. hi, jobina. >> hi, mike, thank you. goodern moin morning, everyone. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza where it is very jammed up there right now. we are seeing the metering lights came on at 5:48. look at all those cars. this backup extends all the way to the maze and as we bring in our live camera showing you emeryville you can see the backup still extends as you're traveling along westbound 80. all those headlights making their westbound and towards the toll plaza you'll run into the slow down. once you make it through the metering lights, everything is clear. also looking at this map i am bringing in because i have a crash on westbound 84 and actually a new update from the chp. it has cleared but you can certainly still see a backup in
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vote yes on prop 25 when you take a it all begins to un-ravel. ann ravel's no reformer, she's backed by big corporations who've poured hundreds of thousands into her campaign. and she opposes ballot measures to make the economy more fair for working people. only dave cortese is endorsed by the california democratic party. he's helping us battle the pandemic with a science-based approach. and expanding health services and child care to those in need. for state senate, democrat dave cortese.
if you're up at 2,500 feet this is what it would look like right now. sun comes up about 7:15 today but a little haze out there. no spare the air today. smoke is going to stay below unhealthy levels. in fact, look at the temperature. 60s, 70s to near 80 at noon and we still have a couple hours of warming which will put us in the 70s, 80s and near 90 by 4:00. hottest temperatures still across so cal near 90 today and near 90 near the central valley and 105 in palm springs. all that heat coming our way starting tomorrow we'll talk about it next. kumasi. >> thank you, mi> happening tode six people charged for conspiring to kidnap michigan's governor will appear in federal court. last week 13 people were arrested accused of planning to abduct democratic governor and potentially storm the capitol and even start a civil war. five of the seven defend defen
will appear in front of a judge later this week. all this week abc7 news is focusing our effort to build a better bay area and talking about education. san francisco board of education will hear a proposal to put lowell high school into a lottery system. lowell is a nationally recognized school and currently students are admitted on grades and test scores. because of the pandemic, grades and scores have been mostly eliminat eliminated. so the school district is proposing that all freshman have an equal opportunity through a lottery. it would approve to freshman for the 2021/2022 school year. bay area school districts are seeing kindergarten classes smaller than usual this year. some parents opted out of sending their 4 and 5 year olds to distance learning. so now educators are worried that these students will not be ready for first grade. santa clara unified kindergarten enrollment is down 17% compared
to last while oakland unified's is down nearly 11% and contra costa county says it is down at least 25%. >> it's significant for us. it's significant for all of our districts and our county and throughout the country. where you have a large number of students who are not enrolled in school and we know it is going to leave an impact behind for them and it's also going to require us to think differently on how we're going to catch those students up. >> some districts are already thinking to next summer and a boot camp. that's where kids would learn intensive skill development, including reading and writing. all this week our building a bay area education team is looking at virtual learning and for those who have returned, what in-person classes look like. we'll also hear from teachers and parents about their biggest frustrations and what's working. that's all this week right here on abc7. to yourni
i ater of20. $1loss. airlines report a combined losses of $12 billion in the second quarter. fall bookings don't look so great. so, a recovery really isn't on the horizon. american and united have cut more than 30,000 jobs combined since the end of september. now, let's take a live look at the new york stock exchange as trading gets under way this morning. you can see at this point we're still down about 63 points. amazon two-day prime day event is under way right now and deals include 50% off ancestry g kits, 33% off roomba vacuums and 75 bucks off wi-fi networks. rolling out new deals until tomorrow night but not just amazon. >> we're expecting transactions of into the billions with amazon prime. so, online retailers would be, you know, beside themselves if they weren't even attempting to take some of that market share away from amazon.
>> targt and walmart offering discounts on makeup, clothes, toys, chromebooks and. i have been looking at the amazon deals to see what's up. you know what i did find, they have a discount on airpods, if you don't have those. or if you think you're going to lose those. you might want to look at that. >> my mom wants some of those. thank you for nathat, friend. >> some under armour stuff. i wish i would have waited for this to get some running tights, but, you know. that's the way it goes, mike. also now you have an image of me in running tights in your head. sorry. >> nice. all right. let's take a look at what's going on. we're also reminded by some of our friends on social media,
that smallesses a having sales. don't forget your local retailer, if you can. here's a look at east bay hills where it's 72 degrees right now. sunny today and highs above average. if you are running, make sure you do take some extra water with you. fire danger begins tonight and goes through friday morning. record warm low and high temperatures are possible thursday and friday. here's our set up storm track still to the north but it's kind of steady and holding that high pressure in place for today. that's why highs are going to be a lot like yesterday before the robust warming trend begins tomorrow. 83 in milpitas and 86 in san jose and 92 in gilroy. that's your spread across the south bay. 83 to 86 on the peninsula. check out the wide range along the coast from 68 in pacifica to 76 degrees. 80s degrees forn san ancisco andlito top out 78 and . 84 to leys an85 in oakland the .
as you move inland, 88 to 93. good part about having heat this time of the year, especially in inland areas like the east bay, cools off nicely at night. maybe you don't need to run the air conditioner. tonight is our last cool and comfy night and calm with 50s and low 60s because the winds pick up tomorrow night and that starts the fire danger that will last through friday. look at those temperatures away from the coast where we'll be near 80. the rest of us in the 90s to near 100. >> all right, thank you, mike. california's republican party has acknowledged owning unofficial ballot drop boxes. a state election officials say are illegal. california election officials receive reports about these boxes in fresno, los angeles and orange counties this past weekend. secretary of state is telling county registrars that ballots must be mailed or brought in to official voting locations. >> unauthorized, unofficial ballot drop boxes are not permitted by state law in the state of california and to misrepresent unofficial boxes as
official further misleads voters and erodes the public trust. >> state gop spokesman hector says that the republican party does own these boxes. he says that the state's law governing so-called ballot harvesting allows an organization to collect and return ballots. if you have questions about voting this year, we are getting answers. you can join us tomorrow from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the abc7 news facebook page for a live question and answer session. we have a panel of experts who will be able to answer any and all of your voting questions. you can submit your questions in advance right now by going to our abc7 news facebook page. >> did they have any lotion? did they have any lotion on there, friend? we can get different kinds of lotions. >> i thought you had enough lotion? >> that's true.
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