Eric Garcetti won a high-profile race for Los Angeles mayor in 2013, but voter turnout barely hit 20 percent. Joe Mathews asks: If California’s civic leaders are so sure that Los Angeles elections are democratic disasters, why don’t they declare an official state of emergency?
Eric Garcetti won a high-profile race for Los Angeles mayor in 2013, but voter turnout barely hit 20 percent. Joe Mathews asks: If California’s civic leaders are so sure that Los Angeles elections are democratic disasters, why don’t they declare an official state of emergency? Nick Ut Associated Press file
Eric Garcetti won a high-profile race for Los Angeles mayor in 2013, but voter turnout barely hit 20 percent. Joe Mathews asks: If California’s civic leaders are so sure that Los Angeles elections are democratic disasters, why don’t they declare an official state of emergency? Nick Ut Associated Press file

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January 28, 2015 4:00 PM

Joe Mathews: Declare an election emergency in L.A., then experiment

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