NBC4's Conan Nolan hosts his weekly show for the nation's capital. Nolan talks with the head of the USC/Dornseif/LA Times poll, Dan Schnur. Schnur, Executive Director of the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics, explains the methodology their researchers used that showed Donald Trump would win the U.S. presidency. Plus, he explains why the electoral college is important...no matter what the critics say.
From Washington, DC... Chuck Todd of Meet the Press and NBC4’s Conan Nolan talk about the possibility of changing the electoral college. There’s been two elections since 2000 where one candidate wins popular, but has lost in the electoral college. Todd explains why you would get not support for this reform. There is no incentive for Republicans to do this, he says.
Proposition 55 would extend a tax hike 12 more years ...a tax that Governor Jerry Brown promised would be temporary. He asked for it during the height of the recession. We have a debate. NBC4's Conan Nolan talks with both sides. Erika Jones is a LAUSD elementary teacher and a civil rights advocate. She represents Yes on Prop. 55. Joel Fox presents the No on Prop. 55. He is the editor of Fox and Hounds, a blog, and president of the small business action committee.
It’s almost here…election day. Californians are being asked to decide on major policy initiatives. We go over the 17 ballot measures. We have lighting round with Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School and Robert Stern, former president of the Center for Governmental Studies. (Because of timing constraints we had to edit piece for air. The following is unedited. The shorter version aired.)
This unbelievable presidential election is almost over. It’s less than 48-hours before polls open in California and across the nation. NBC'S Chuck Todd of Meet the Press and NBC4’s Conan Nolan talk about the electoral college vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. What is it going to take to get the coveted 270 electoral college votes to win?? What are the various scenarios?? What if there is a tie??? It’s unlikely but possible.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell takes on a number of measures on the California ballot this November. He talks with NBC4' s Conan Nolan about Prop. 64 Marijuana…he says today’s pot is much more potent than yesterday’s. On Prop 57, he says it puts people back on the street who commit violent crimes.