Join KJZZ and NPR for live coverage of the 2012 election
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7-11 p.m.
We will have live coverage of national and Arizona election results beginning at 7 p.m. We will have reporter updates from key contests, locally and nationally. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein and Mark Brodie will anchor our coverage in Arizona while NPR’s Robert Siegel and Melissa Block will provide coverage of national races.
Steve Goldstein will be in the KJZZ studios in Phoenix and Mark Brodie will be at election central– the Arizona Convention Center. They will engage with reporters and analysts, examine early returns, ballot propositions and get reaction from candidates.
NPR’s Siegel and Block will be in the Washington DC studios with NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Political Junkie Ken Rudin.
Our coverage will also include KJZZ reporters at state party headquarters in Phoenix and NPR reporters and producers in key states nationwide.
Live coverage will be available on 91.5 and KJZZ.org.
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KJZZ’s Fronteras: the Changing America Desk is following some key local races throughout the Southwest– races that illustrate the changing demographics and changing voting patterns in the region.
Here’s a preview of some of the stories you’ll hear during KJZZ’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered leading into Election Night.
Texas: A growing Latino electroate may change the way Texas votes.
The Republican Tea Party incumbent and Democratic challenger for the 23rd Congressional District are both Latinos, as are the majority of the constituents who will head to the polls in this heated race. Observers are watching to see how that voting bloc may or may not influence the election, and what that spells for Texas politics in the future. Dave Davies of Texas Public Radio reports.
Arizona: A growing minority population and increased numbers of independent voters may have and impact on state races.
9th Congressional District - A new congressional district in Phoenix and a race between a liberal democrat who is openly bisexual and a conservative African American. Jude Joffe-Block reports.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Reelection Campaign – The controversial sheriff is in a tough battle for reelection, but his opponents may split the vote.
Also, following races to represent the 1st Congressional District in northern Arizona, where Native Americans predominate; and the race in the 2nd Congressional District to fill Gabrielle Gifford’s seat.
California: Redistricting means new political realities
DISTRICT 52 - Incumbent and powerful Republican Brian Bilbray is chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus and is a powerful hardline voice on immigration issues. Bilbray is in an unexpectedly tight race in a new district where Republican voters no longer dominate. Adrian Florido reports.
New Mexico: The battle in New Mexico is less about the senate or presidential races but more about the Republican Governor’s efforts to unseat opponents in the state legislature.
BATTLE FOR THE LEGISLATURE – Governor Martinez has been frustrated in having her agenda blocked by the majority democratic state legislature-- especially an effort to repeal a law allowing illegal immigrants to carry NM drivers’ licenses so she’s working hard to put supporters in office. This profile focuses on southern NM race for a legislative seat and the issues at stake for both parties. Monica Ortiz reports.
Nevada: The only battleground state in the Southwest has one critical factor that may determine whether it votes for Obama or Romney—the Latino vote.
Looking at turnout and the vote and whether or not it makes a difference. Veronica Zaragovia reports.
Visit fronterasdesk.org for more details about this Fronterasvote series.