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Political Reporters Share Insight on Election 2004
(#3209)
October 29, 2004

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Borg: CAMPAIGN 2004 BECOMES ELECTION 2004. IOWA HAS BEEN AT THE EPICENTER THROUGHOUT THE DRAMA THAT SELECTS THE NATION'S PRESIDENT. POLITICAL REPORTERS SHARE THEIR INSIGHTS ON THAT AND OF THE CAMPAIGNS ON THIS EDITION OF " IOWA PRESS."

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ON STATEWIDE IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION, THIS IS THE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 EDITION OF " IOWA PRESS." HERE IS DEAN BORG.

Borg: LIKE CHILDREN AWAITING CHRISTMAS MORNING, MOST AMERICANS CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR SUNRISE NEXT WEDNESDAY. THEY'RE EXPECTING ELECTION RESULTS AND TO SEE WHICH CANDIDATE EMERGES VICTORIOUS FROM THE LONG, ARDUOUS, EVEN BRUTAL CAMPAIGNS. BUT THEN AGAIN, IN THE CASE OF THE PRESIDENCY, SOME SAY WE MAY NOT KNOW THAT SOON. IN THE CLOSING HOURS OF THIS ELECTION CYCLE, CONCERNS MOUNT OVER THE INTEGRITY OF THE VOTING PROCESS AND THE RELIABILITY OF NEW TECHNOLOGY IN VOTING. WHAT IS KNOWN IS THAT IT'S GOING TO BE CLOSE. WELL, TO HELP US WITH ANALYSIS OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE CAMPAIGNS AND WHAT COULD HAPPEN ON ELECTION DAY: "DES MOINES REGISTER" POLITICAL COLUMNIST DAVID YEPSEN, "RADIO IOWA" NEWS DIRECTOR KAY HENDERSON, "ASSOCIATED PRESS" SENIOR POLITICAL WRITER MIKE GLOVER, AND "KUNI PUBLIC RADIO" IOWA STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JENEANE BECK. JENEANE, THIS PAST WEEK THE WORLD SERIES CONCLUDED QUITE DECISIVELY. ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SAY THE SAME THING ABOUT THE ELECTION?

Beck: I DON'T BELIEVE SO. THE RED SOX SWEPT IT IN FOUR GAMES BUT, NO, WE WILL NOT SEE A SWEEP IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY. IT'S -- THE POLLS SHOW THAT IT'S GOING TO BE DOWN TO THE WIRE, THAT IT'S GOING TO BE TIGHT. AND WE ACTUALLY WONDER, I THINK, THAT IF ATTORNEYS WILL BE THE ONES DECIDING THE OUTCOME OF THIS ELECTION RATHER THAN VOTERS.

Borg: WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT IN JUST A SECOND AS TO WHY YOU'RE MAKING THAT PREDICTION. KAY, THERE'S HARDLY A DAY NOW IN THE CLOSING DAYS THAT WE DON'T HAVE TWO, MAYBE THREE EITHER SURROGATES OR THE ACTUAL CANDIDATES THEMSELVES, VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES INCLUDED, IN IOWA. WHY THE FOCUS ON IOWA ?

Henderson : WELL, BECAUSE AMONG THE STATES, IT'S THE ONE THAT IS MOST EVENLY DIVIDED. IF YOU LOOK AT POLLS IN MOST OTHER STATES, THE CANDIDATE -- ONE CANDIDATE HAS REALLY PULLED AHEAD BY MAYBE 2 PERCENT SOMEWHERE. MOST POLLS HERE SEE IT DEAD EVEN, AND THAT'S WHY THEY'RE BOTH HERE SO OFTEN, BECAUSE IOWA MAY INDEED BE ONE OF THE THREE OR FOUR STATES WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT ON ELECTION NIGHT THAT REALLY DETERMINE WHO THE NEXT PRESIDENT IS.

Glover: I WAS HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH A FRIEND OF MINE WHO LIVES NEAR SAN FRANCISCO A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, AND I WAS SAYING, "AREN'T YOU JUST SICK OF ALL THIS POLITICAL TELEVISION, ALL THESE ADS, ALL THIS CAMPAIGNING." AND SHE SAID, "WHAT ADS, WHAT CAMPAIGNING." IN CALIFORNIA , THERE IS NO ELECTION. CALIFORNIA WILL BE DEMOCRATIC ON ELECTION DAY. NEW YORK WILL BE DEMOCRATIC ON ELECTION DAY. IF YOU LIVE IN AUSTIN , TEXAS , YOU'RE NOT SEEING A LOT OF POLITICAL ADS. TEXAS WILL BE REPUBLICAN ON ELECTION DAY. SO IOWA IS ONE OF -- THE NUMBER I SEE MOST OFTEN IS ABOUT EIGHT STATES THAT ARE REALISTICALLY IN PLAY ON ELECTION DAY. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF STATES WHERE I THINK REPUBLICANS ARE MAKING IT FAINT, IN NEW JERSEY, TRYING TO MAKE DEMOCRATS SPEND SOME MONEY THERE. BUT IT'S ONE OF THE FEW STATES THAT ACTUALLY IS IN PLAY.

Borg: AND, MIKE, JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, IS IT BECAUSE THERE ARE INDEPENDENTS OR UNDECIDEDS HERE OR ARE THERE OTHER THINGS ABOUT IOWA IN PLAY, THAT IS, ARE THERE DEMOCRATS THAT -- THAT PRESIDENT BUSH THINKS HE CAN MOVE INTO THE REPUBLICAN COLUMN?

Glover: YEAH, I THINK -- I THINK BOTH CANDIDATES, BOTH PRESIDENT BUSH AND JOHN KERRY, HAVE DONE A FAIRLY GOOD JOB OF LOCKING DOWN THEIR POLITICAL BASE. I DON'T THINK PRESIDENT BUSH IS GOING TO GET A LOT OF DEMOCRATIC SUPPORT IN THIS STATE. I DON'T THINK JOHN KERRY IS GOING TO GET A LOT OF REPUBLICAN SUPPORT IN THIS STATE. BUT REMEMBER, INDEPENDENT VOTERS OUTNUMBER BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, AND INDEPENDENTS HAVE A HISTORY OF SWINGING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES. THOSE ARE THE VOTES THAT THESE CANDIDATES ARE RECORDING RIGHT NOW.

Yepsen: I ACTUALLY THINK SOME OF THIS ACTIVITY HERE AT THE END IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE FOR BOTH SIDES. I DON'T THINK THESE RALLIES -- THESE RALLIES AND EVENTS ARE HAPPENING SO OFTEN THAT THEY DON'T GET WIDE COVERAGE ON TELEVISION, FOR EXAMPLE, LIKE THEY USED TO. A PRESIDENTIAL VISIT TO IOWA USED TO BE A BIG DEAL. IT ISN'T THAT MUCH OF A BIG DEAL ANYMORE. BUT IT TAKES A GREAT DEAL OF TIME AND ENERGY FOR THESE CAMPAIGNS TO ORGANIZE THESE EVENTS. THE PEOPLE WHO SHOW UP ARE GOOD CAMPAIGN WORKERS. I ACTUALLY THINK THEY'D BE BETTER OFF WORKING THE PHONES, FINDING THOSE LAST FEW VOTES TO GET THEM TO THE POLLS.

Beck: CAMPAIGN WORKERS HAVE ACTUALLY SAID THAT TO ME, THAT WHILE THIS IS GREAT FOR TELEVISION AND FOR REPORTERS, IT'S BAD FOR THEM BECAUSE IT TAKES THEM OFF THE DUTIES, THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES DUTIES THAT ACTUALLY COUNT, LIKE WORKING THE PHONES, LIKE GETTING PEOPLE TO THE POLLS. AND THEY'VE ADMITTED THAT. AND, FRANKLY, THE COVERAGE OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS HAS BEEN THE SURROGATES. LEONARDO DICAPRIO WAS HERE. I SAW HIM AND BON JOVI ON TV AND NOT THE CANDIDATE HE WAS WITH.

Borg: FOLLOWING UP THIS DISCUSSION, ARE THERE SPECIFIC REGIONS OF IOWA THAT ARE MORE IN PLAY THAN OTHERS?

Yepsen: I THINK SO. I THINK IN EASTERN IOWA , BUSH WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH TO TRY TO PEEL OFF CATHOLIC DEMOCRATS. IN NORTHERN IOWA AROUND MASON CITY , REPUBLICANS BELIEVE THAT FOUR YEARS AGO THEY LOST IOWA BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE TELEVISION IN THE MASON CITY MEDIA MARKET, SO YOU SEE THE PRESIDENT THERE. THERE WERE FOUR COUNTIES LAST YEAR UP THERE THAT WENT FOR GORE THAT REPUBLICANS SHOULD HAVE HAD. YOU SEE REPUBLICANS WORKING WESTERN IOWA BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GET THE TURNOUT UP. IT'S A REPUBLICAN PART OF THE STATE. BUT YET YOU SEE JOHN KERRY, IT'S AMAZING, A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, IN SIOUX CITY , IOWA . WHY? BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THAT THE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OUT THERE WILL GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO EAT INTO THAT BASE. SO IT IS LITERALLY A COUNTY-BY-COUNTY, REGION-BY-REGION FIGHT FOR EVERY LAST VOTE.

Glover: TAKE THREE COUNTIES. LET'S LOOK AT THREE COUNTIES THAT I'M LOOKING AT AS WHAT I THINK ARE GOING TO BE BELLWETHER COUNTIES FOR WHICH WAY IOWA GOES. SCOTT COUNTY , IT'S A COUNTY THAT HAS A MARGINALLY REPUBLICAN VOTER REGISTRATION EDGE, ABOUT 900 VOTES, A LITTLE OVER 900. FOUR YEARS AGO THAT COUNTY WENT FOR AL GORE BY 3,000 VOTES. GEORGE BUSH THINKS HE CAN CARRY THAT COUNTY. IF GEORGE BUSH CARRIES SCOTT COUNTY, THE STATE IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE REPUBLICAN. LINN COUNTY , CEDAR RAPIDS, AL GORE CARRIED LINN COUNTY , WHICH IS A SWING COUNTY , BY 9,000 VOTES FOUR YEARS AGO. IF BUSH CAN TIE IN SCOTT COUNTY , THE STATE IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE REPUBLICAN. POLK COUNTY, IF REPUBLICANS DON'T WALK OUT OF HERE -- OR IF DEMOCRATS DON'T WALK OUT OF HERE WITH ABOUT A 20,000 OR LARGER VOTE ADVANTAGE, THEY'RE IN DEEP TROUBLE. AND THAT DOESN'T EVEN COUNT JOHNSON COUNTY WHERE THEY HAVE TO HAVE A 20-, 25,000-VOTE PAD. LOOK AT THOSE COUNTIES AS BELLWETHER COUNTIES.

Borg: I SAW A REPORT THIS WEEK THAT SHOWED THE EFFECT OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE, AND IT REFERRED TO SCOTT COUNTY . I SAW IT IN THE "QUAD CITY TIMES," THAT DEMOCRATS HAD OUTSTRIPPED REPUBLICANS THERE IN THIS CYCLE BY SEVERAL THOUSAND VOTER REGISTRATIONS, MORE DEMOCRATS.

Yepsen: I THINK THE VOTER REGISTRATION IDENTIFICATION TURNOUT, ABSENTEE BALLOT EFFORT THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE IN THIS STATE IS UNPRECEDENTED AND IT'S REALLY THEIR ACE IN THE DECK HERE. I MEAN THIS COULD DRAG NOT ONLY JOHN KERRY BUT A DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATURE IN BEHIND IT AND MAY HELP LEONARD BOSWELL IN HIS CAMPAIGN. IT'S AN UNPRECEDENTED EFFORT. DEMOCRATS ARE VERY ANGRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN 2000, ABOUT THE ECONOMY, ABOUT THE CIVIL LIBERTIES, THE WAR, AND THERE'S NOTHING QUITE LIKE ANGER, DEAN, TO FUEL A POLITICAL MOVEMENT. AND HALF OF KERRY'S SUPPORT COMES FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE -- THEY AREN'T FOR HIM; THEY'RE AGAINST BUSH. AND I THINK ON ELECTION DAY, IF YOU SEE KERRY WINNING IOWA OR YOU SEE THE DEMOCRATS WINNING THE LEGISLATURE, IT WILL BE BECAUSE OF THIS EFFORT.

Glover: I THINK IF YOU WATCH THE -- IF YOU WATCH THE VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, A WISE TV LISTENER, TV VIEWER, SHOULD THINK THAT THE FIRST WAVE OF VOTES THAT ARE GOING TO COME IN ARE PROBABLY GOING TO LOOK REALLY GOOD FOR JOHN KERRY BECAUSE THAT FIRST WAVE OF VOTES IS GOING TO REFLECT WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. THAT ABSENTEE BALLOT EFFORT, THE EARLY VOTING EFFORT, ALL THOSE ORGANIZATIONAL THINGS THE DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE, ALL THAT'S GOING TO BE REELECTED IN THE FIRST WAVE OF NUMBERS THAT COME IN.

Borg: IS IT GOING TO BE A PREDICTOR, THEN?

Yepsen: NO.

Glover: NO, BECAUSE WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE JOHN KERRY LOOKS REAL GOOD IN THAT FIRST WAVE OF NUMBERS THAT COME IN, AND THEN GEORGE BUSH SPENDS THE REST OF THE NIGHT CATCHING UP.

Yepsen: AND HERE'S THE FLIP SIDE OF THIS. ON ELECTION DAY IN 2000, GEORGE BUSH ACTUALLY WON IOWA. GORE WON WITH THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS. SO REPUBLICANS SHOULDN'T BE TOTALLY DISCOURAGED WHEN WE SAY DEMOCRATS HAVE OUTHUSTLED THEM ON THE GET-OUT-THE-VOTE EFFORT, BECAUSE REPUBLICANS GET THEMSELVES TO THE POLLS AND THEY DO TURN OUT ON ELECTION DAY.

Glover: BUT I THINK MOST PEOPLE I'VE TALKED TO, INCLUDING SOME THOUGHTFUL REPUBLICANS, HAVE SAID THEY GOT BEAT WORSE THIS TIME THAN THEY DID FOUR YEARS AGO IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL ABSENTEE, EARLY VOTING EFFORT. THE REPUBLICANS ARE KIND OF -- SOME OF THEM ARE LOOKING AT THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR AND SAYING, "HOW DID THIS HAPPEN TO US." PEOPLE LIKE CHUCK GRASSLEY TWO YEARS AGO WERE SAYING, "WE GOT KILLED ON THIS ORGANIZATIONAL THING. WE CAN'T LET THAT HAPPEN AGAIN," AND THEY HAVE.

Borg: KAY, YOU TRIED TO SAY SOMETHING A COUPLE OF TIMES HERE.

Henderson : THESE FOLKS MADE THE POINT.

Borg: ALL RIGHT. BUT THIS BRINGS UP THE POINT, JENEANE, ABOUT THE CHALLENGES ABOUT THE INTEGRITY OF THE REGISTRATION, THE ABSENTEE VOTING PROCESS AND SO ON. YOU ALLUDED TO THAT EARLIER, AND I'LL LET YOU FLUSH OUT THAT COMMENT.

Beck: WELL, WE'VE HAD SOME WRANGLING OVER THE VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS THAT IF YOU DIDN'T REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX THAT SAID YOU WERE A U.S. CITIZEN BUT YOU SIGNED THE AFFIDAVIT AT THE BOTTOM SAYING I CAN LEGALLY VOTE IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN IOWA, DEMOCRATS WANTED THOSE TO COUNT, THOSE REGISTRATION FORMS, SO THAT YOU WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY. REPUBLICANS SAID, NO, YOU DIDN'T FILL OUT THE FORM CORRECTLY. IT HAS TO BE SENT BACK TO YOU. YOU HAVE TO FILL IT OUT CORRECTLY BEFORE IT SHOULD COUNT. AUDITORS ARE SORT OF BEING TOLD TO LET THOSE COUNT. THEN THERE WAS PROVISIONAL BALLOTS, BALLOTS THAT IF YOU WENT TO THE WRONG PRECINCT WITHIN YOUR COUNTY, THAT YOUR BALLOT WOULD BE ALLOWED TO COUNT FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL OR FEDERAL ELECTIONS BUT IT WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO COUNT FOR STATE ELECTIONS BECAUSE THOSE VARY PRECINCT TO PRECINCT. BUT NOW THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAVE SAID, WELL, THE COURTS HAVE RULED THOSE SHOULDN'T COUNT AND THEY WON'T AND THEY'LL BE SET ASIDE UNLESS A RACE IS CHALLENGED BY A CANDIDATE OR A VOTER OR THE POLITICAL PARTY. AND THEN THEY WILL DECIDE WHETHER THOSE PROVISIONAL BALLOTS SHOULD COUNT.

Henderson : DEAN, I THINK THE SIGNAL THIS SENDS IS THAT BOTH SIDES ARE PRETTY LAWYERED UP. THAT'S A NEW PHRASE WE HAVE IN AMERICA , BEING LAWYERED UP. AND I THINK IT COULD BE A WORRY FOR PEOPLE WHO ADMINISTER ELECTIONS ON THE COUNTY LEVEL, BECAUSE I DO THINK THAT THERE ARE GOING TO BE CHALLENGES BECAUSE SOME OF THESE RACES, EVEN THE LEGISLATIVE RACE COULD BE CLOSE. AND YOU HAVE LAWYERS FOR BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES WHO ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO CHALLENGE THOSE RESULTS.

Yepsen: MOST ELECTIONS, DEAN, FOR THE IOWA LEGISLATURE, EVEN THAT AREN'T COMPETITIVE LIKE THIS, CONTROL OF THE LEGISLATURE IS DECIDED BY LESS THAN 5,000 VOTES IN A FEW KEY DISTRICTS. IT'S THAT CLOSE. A FEW HUNDRED VOTES TIPS A RACE, SO IT BECOMES IMPORTANT THERE. THE FEAR I HAVE ABOUT THIS DISCUSSION IS IT MAKES PEOPLE IN IOWA THINK THAT OUR ELECTIONS ARE GOING TO BE SHOT FULL OF FRAUD. AND THAT'S NOT THE CASE. THIS IS NOT FLORIDA . WE'RE NOT FLORIDIAN. WE KNOW HOW TO CAST A VOTE. MOST PEOPLE KNOW WHERE THEIR PRECINCT ARE. HAVING THIS DISCUSSION EARLY IS HEALTHY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE GOING TO THE RIGHT PLACE . YEAH, IT'S GOING TO BE CROWDED ON ELECTION DAY. BUT I THINK OUR HISTORY AND TRADITION IN THIS STATE DICTATES THAT WE'LL HAVE A RELATIVELY SMOOTH ELECTION.

Glover: BUT THAT COULD CHANGE. THAT COULD CHANGE. WE COULD BECOME FLORIDA . AND THE FEELINGS ARE SO HIGH ON BOTH SIDES THAT I THINK THERE IS SOME DANGER OF THAT.

Yepsen: I DISAGREE. I DON'T THINK THAT'S PROBABLE AT ALL.

Glover: I DON'T -- I'M NOT SAYING IT'S PROBABLE; I'M SAYING IT'S POSSIBLE. AND I'D LIKE TO RAISE ANOTHER POTENTIAL SCENARIO. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AN ELECTION LIKE WE HAD FOUR YEARS AGO, WITH A 4,000-VOTE MARGIN. THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF THE ELECTION. SOMETIMES ELECTIONS BREAK OVER THE LAST WEEKEND. THIS ELECTION STILL HAS THE POTENTIAL OF BREAKING AND ACTUALLY HAVING A CLEAR WINNER HERE. THAT POSSIBILITY EXISTS AND THERE ARE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES WHO HAVE GIVEN ME CONVINCING ARGUMENTS WHY THEY THINK THIS ELECTION HAS BEEN A DEAD HEAT UP TO NOW, BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE KIND OF RENDERED THEIR DECISIONS AND ARE RELUCTANT TO MAKE A FINAL DECISION UNTIL THE LAST WEEKEND. THEY'LL DECIDE THIS WEEKEND AND WE'LL SETTLE ON IT TUESDAY.

Henderson : THAT MAKES COMPLETE SENSE IF YOU RETURN TO THE JIM LIGHTFOOT/TOM VILSACK RACE FOR GOVERNOR IN 1998. THINGS BROKE AT THE LAST MINUTE FOR TOM VILSACK. IT WAS A DEAD HEAT UNTIL THIS POINT IN THE CAMPAIGN.

Beck: WELL, I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THAT DEMOCRATS ARE, YOU KNOW, REALLY TRYING TO LET VOTERS KNOW THAT THEY NEED TO GO TO THE RIGHT PRECINCT BECAUSE IF THEY DON'T, THEY WON'T BE ALLOWED TO VOTE IN STATE RACES. IF THEY VOTE IN THE WRONG PRECINCT AND THEY CAST THIS PROVISIONAL BALLOT, IT ONLY COUNTS FOR THE PRESIDENT IF IT COUNTS AT ALL. THAT MEANS DEMOCRATS WHO ARE TRYING TO WIN BACK LEGISLATIVE SEATS AND CONTROL OF THE LEGISLATURE HAVE LOST ALL THESE VOTERS THAT THEY'VE WORKED SO HARD TO REGISTER. SO THEY REALLY WANT THEIR VOTERS TO GO TO THE RIGHT PRECINCT.

Borg: JUST ONE QUICK QUESTION. REPUBLICANS WERE RAILING AGAINST DEMOCRAT CHET CULVER, THE SECRETARY OF STATE, COMMISSIONER OF ELECTIONS, AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, TOM MILLER, A DEMOCRAT ALSO. IS THAT PRETTY MUCH RESOLVED NOW OR IS THAT A FACTOR?

Glover: THAT'S FAIRLY WELL SETTLED. THE ISSUE WAS SHOULD YOU SHOW UP IN YOUR HOME COUNTY AT A PRECINCT WHERE YOU'RE NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE, SHOULD YOU BE ALLOWED TO CAST A PROVISIONAL BALLOT, WHICH WOULD BE COUNTED IF THEY CAN DETERMINE YOU'RE ACTUALLY A REGISTERED VOTER. INITIALLY BOTH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE SAID, YES. COUNTY AUDITORS WERE CRITICAL OF IT. IT'S GOING TO MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO ADMINISTER ON ELECTION DAY. SO NOW THEY'VE DECIDED THAT THAT WON'T BE THE CASE. BUT FROM WHAT I'M HEARING FROM BOTH CAMPAIGNS, THAT'S NOT AN OVERRIDING ELECTION ISSUE. THAT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO DECIDE THIS ELECTION ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. IT'S A RELATIVE HANDFUL OF VOTES.

Beck: WELL, IT MADE THEM CRABBY ENOUGH MIDWEEK TO CALL FOR CULVER'S RESIGNATION, BUT NOW THEY'VE BACKED AWAY.

Glover: AND THAT'S WHAT I'M GETTING AT ABOUT THE TENOR OF THIS ELECTION. WHAT I'M DISTURBED ABOUT IS, YEAH, YOU HAVE LAWSUITS, YOU HAVE LET'S GET THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICIAL TO RESIGN. THAT'S NOT THE IOWA THAT I'M FAMILIAR WITH.

Borg: DAVE, THAT BRINGS UP -- I HAD CIVILITY WRITTEN DOWN HERE. I JUST WANTED TO BRING THAT UP. DO YOU SENSE THAT CIVILITY IS LOWER IN THIS ELECTION THAN WE'VE EVER SEEN IT BEFORE?

Yepsen: OH, I THINK SO, CERTAINLY BY IOWA STANDARDS. I MEAN THE INTERNET IS AN UNCIVIL PLACE. EVERYONE'S YARD SIGNS ARE BEING TORN DOWN. PASSIONS ARE RUNNING HIGH BUT I THINK THAT'S GOOD, DEAN. I MEAN DEMOCRACY HAS GOT A FEW ROUGH EDGES TO IT, AND IT'S HEALTHY. I MEAN MORE PEOPLE ARE ARGUING POLITICS AND TALKING ABOUT IT THAN EVER BEFORE. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A HUGE TURNOUT. I THINK ON BALANCE IT'S PROBABLY HEALTHY, AND I'LL PUT UP WITH A LITTLE UNCIVILITY.

Borg: KAY, LET'S GO TO THE LEGISLATIVE RACES NOW. YOU MAY DISAGREE BUT I THINK THE PRESIDENTIAL INTENSITY HERE IN IOWA CAMPAIGNING HAS OVERSHADOWED THE LEGISLATIVE RACES.

Henderson : CERTAINLY.

Borg: BUT IS IT TRUE THAT THERE IS NOTHING CONTESTED THERE AND THEY SHOULD BE OVERSHADOWED, OR WOULD YOU SAY THESE ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND WE COULD SEE THE LEGISLATURE CHANGE CONTROL FROM ONE PARTY ON THE OTHER?

Henderson : THAT IS CORRECT. WE COULD SEE THE LEGISLATURE CHANGE CONTROL. AND I THINK ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THIS ELECTION CYCLE IN TERMS OF IOWA IS THAT SO MUCH ATTENTION HAS BEEN PAID TO THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE IN HERE, WHEN ACTUALLY THE REAL RACE THAT MAY AFFECT IOWANS MORE IN THE LONG TERM IS CONTROL OF THE IOWA LEGISLATURE. I THINK THE TRICKLE-DOWN EFFECT OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOT AND VOTER REGISTRATION EFFORT THAT DEMOCRATS HAVE PUT ON SINCE APRIL MAY REALLY PAY OFF IN TERMS OF TURNING THE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC. I MEAN I THINK THE HOUSE AT THIS POINT, THE WAVES THAT I'M GETTING FROM EVEN REPUBLICANS IS THAT THEY'RE NOW MORE WORRIED ABOUT THE HOUSE THAN THEY HAD BEEN WORRIED ABOUT THE SENATE.

Yepsen: DEMOCRATS HAVE TO TAKE FIVE SEATS IN HOUSE AND FIVE IN THE SENATE, AND THEY GET CONTROL. ONE OF THE THINGS THEY DID, AS KAY MENTIONED, WAS TO TARGET THIS EFFORT, THIS ABSENTEE BALLOT EFFORT BETTER. TWO YEARS AGO, TOM VILSACK, TOM HARKIN BOTH WIN, BUT THE LEGISLATURE CONTINUES IN REPUBLICAN HANDS. AND DEMOCRATS LOOKED AT THAT AND SAID, WELL, THAT'S BECAUSE WE ROLLED UP THE SCORE IN PLACES LIKE IOWA CITY, WHICH ARE DEMOCRATIC STRONGHOLDS, AND DIDN'T TARGET IT WELL IN MORE MARGINAL DISTRICTS. SO THEY HAVE TRIED TO GET SOME OF THESE ADDITIONAL VOTES IN KEY LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS. AND I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT, DEAN. I THINK IT'S KIND OF A STORY THAT HAS BEEN OVERSHADOWED BECAUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE NOT HELD THE TRIFECTA IN IOWA -- THE GOVERNORSHIP, THE HOUSE, AND THE SENATE -- SINCE 1965.

Henderson : AND ADDING ONTO THIS, GROUPS LIKE ACT, WHICH HAVE BEEN COMING INTO IOWA TO ASSIST THE KERRY CAMPAIGN IN TURNING OUT VOTERS, NOW IS TARGETING RURAL AREAS. THEY SENT 25,000 VOLUNTEERS OUT TO RURAL AREAS OF IOWA LAST WEEKEND TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE WERE AWARE OF THE ELECTION AND AWARE OF THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES IN THEIR AREA. SO I THINK THERE REALLY IS A TRICKLE-DOWN EFFECT HERE.

Glover: I THINK THE DEMOCRATS ON A LEGISLATIVE LEVEL HAVE PLAYED IT FAIRLY SMART THIS TIME. THEY HAVE FIELDED CANDIDATES BASED LESS ON ISSUES AND MORE ON WHO THAT CANDIDATE HAPPENS TO BE IN THE COMMUNITY. FOR EXAMPLE, NEAL SCHUERER, A STATE SENATOR FROM EASTERN IOWA, IS IN DEEP TROUBLE BECAUSE HE'S RUNNING AGAINST A POPULAR MAYOR FROM THAT PART OF THE STATE WHO'S WELL LIKED, WELL RESPECTED IN THE COMMUNITY, AND WELL KNOWN IN THE COMMUNITY. HE'S GOING TO PROBABLY WIN BECAUSE -- NOT BECAUSE OF EDUCATION FUNDING OR NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND OR SOCIAL ISSUES BUT BECAUSE EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY KNOWS HIM AND EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY RESPECTS AND LIKES HIM. THEY FIELDED A LOT OF CANDIDATES LIKE THAT WHO HAVE A LONG TRACK RECORD IN THE COMMUNITY. AND I THINK IN THE LEGISLATIVE RACES, YOU CAN GET AWAY FROM THAT SORT OF POLITICAL BASICS. JUST FIELD SOMEBODY WHO IS WELL RESPECTED AND WELL LIKED IN THE COMMUNITY, AND LET THE ISSUES TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.

Borg: JENEANE ARE THERE OTHERS -- HE MENTIONED NEAL SCHUERER'S RACE. ARE THERE OTHER KEY RACES?

Beck: WELL, ONE OF THE RACES A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WATCHING ARE RIGHT IN THE DES MOINES AREA, THE RACE BETWEEN BRAD ZAUN AND THE RACE BETWEEN LAURA SANDS. AND AGAIN, BOTH PARTIES PICKED PEOPLE THAT ARE SOMEWHAT KNOWN WITHIN THAT COMMUNITY. LAURA SANDS HAD BEEN ON THE DES MOINES SCHOOL BOARD. BRAD ZAUN OWNED A HARDWARE STORE AND HAD BEEN MAYOR OF URBANDALE. SO THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE KNOWN IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND ALREADY HAVE SOME NAME RECOGNITION. THERE ARE OTHER RACES IN NORTHEAST IOWA , RACES OF SEATS THAT KITTY REHBERG USED TO HOLD, THAT DON REDFERN USED TO HOLD THAT ARE IN AREAS -- THOSE WERE BOTH REPUBLICAN SEATS --

Borg: IN THE CEDAR FALLS AREA?

Beck: IN THE CEDAR FALLS AREA WHERE DEMOCRATS THINK THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO CHANGE THE DIRECTION AND GET THOSE SEATS TO GO DEMOCRATIC. SO THERE ARE HANDFULS AND POCKETS AROUND THE STATE.

Yepsen: DON'T FORGET TO ADD DICK DRAKE'S SENATE SEAT IN MUSCATINE IS ANOTHER ONE. THESE ARE ALL OVER THE STATE.

Borg: ISSUES, MIKE ALLUDED TO THIS, THAT THERE'S PERSONALITIES, BUT ARE THERE ISSUES THAT ARE DRIVING LEGISLATIVE RACES?

Yepsen: I DON'T THINK SO. I THINK IT IS PERSONALITY. I THINK IT'S EVEN TRUE IN PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS. I THINK ONE OF THE PROBLEMS THAT JOHN KERRY HAS IN IOWA IS A BIT OF A CULTURAL DISCONNECT WITH IOWANS. HE RUNS -- POLLS SHOW THAT JOHN KERRY IS RUNNING 12 POINTS BEHIND GEORGE BUSH IN RURAL AREAS OF THE COUNTRY. WHY IS THAT? WELL, MY LINE IS THERE ARE A LOT MORE PEOPLE IN RURAL AMERICA THAT USE A CHAIN SAW THAN GO WIND SURFING. AND I THINK IF JOHN KERRY HERE AT THE END GAME COULD SOMEHOW CLICK AND SOMEHOW CONNECT, HE CAN MOBILIZE THE ANTIPATHY TOWARD THE WAR AND THE HURT IN THE ECONOMY AND ECLIPSE GEORGE BUSH, BECAUSE A LOT OF RURAL IOWANS REALLY LIKE GEORGE BUSH.

Borg: DOES THE VILSACK EFFECT HAVE ANY BEARING AT ALL ON THESE LEGISLATIVE RACES? HE HAS ABLE TO -- JENEANE, YOU'RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD YES.

Beck: I GUESS THE VILSACK EFFECT IS THAT REPUBLICANS ARE SORT OF RUNNING AGAINST HIM IN THIS LEGISLATIVE CAMPAIGN. THE ADS THAT THEY HAVE AND THE THINGS THEY TALK ABOUT ARE NOT ABOUT WHAT THESE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES MAY OR MAY NOT VOTE FOR; IT'S WHAT THEY THINK VILSACK WILL DO IF HE HAS CONTROL OF A DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATURE. HE'S MADE COMMENTS LIKE HE WANTS TO GET RID OF THE ENGLISH ONLY LEGISLATION. DEMOCRATS THAT ARE IN -- THAT ARE IN MINORITY POSITIONS NOW BUT ARE IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS ARE SAYING WE AREN'T GOING TO DO THAT. BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER; THEIR GOVERNOR IS ON RECORD AS SAYING THAT. THEY'RE SAY THAT HE WILL -- THESE ARE THE KINDS OF ISSUES THEY'RE RUNNING ON -- AND THAT HE'LL CLOSE SMALL, RURAL SCHOOLS. AGAIN, THE DEMOCRATS SAY, NO, NO, WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT. BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER; THEIR GOVERNOR IS ON RECORD AS SAYING SOME OF THESE SCHOOLS HAVE TO GO. AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE RUNNING ON.

Glover: BUT MECHANICALLY -- MECHANICALLY WHAT TOM VILSACK CAN DO AND WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO STARTING SATURDAY IS HE AND TOM HARKIN ARE GOING TO START A STATEWIDE BUS VOTER TURNOUT TOUR, AND THEY'VE ALREADY HELPED FINANCE AND HELPED PUT IN PLACE A GET-OUT-THE-VOTE EFFORT. SO MECHANICALLY WHAT HE CAN DO IS ADD TO WHAT I'VE SEEN SO FAR THIS YEAR, WHICH HAS BEEN A SUPERIOR DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATIONAL EFFORT. THEY CAN ADD TO THAT IN THE FINAL WEEKEND. AND I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY, THAT ORGANIZATIONAL EFFORT IS GOING TO OVERSHADOW ANY KIND OF AN ISSUE PROBLEM THAT GETS RAISED.

Borg: LET'S GO TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES HERE VERY QUICKLY. ARE WE GOING TO REELECT ALL OF THE INCUMBENTS IS YOUR PREDICTION, OR ARE THESE -- SOME OF THESE UP IN THE AIR?

Yepsen: WELL, DEAN, WE CAN DO THIS VERY QUICKLY. [ LAUGHTER ] I THINK MOST INCUMBENT CONGRESSMEN WILL GET REELECTED. I THINK THERE'S ONE QUESTION, AND THAT'S LEONARD BOSWELL HERE IN CENTRAL IOWA. STAN THOMPSON HAS RUN A PRETTY GOOD RACE. BUT FROM CHUCK GRASSLEY THROUGH EVERYBODY ELSE, I THINK IT LOOKS GOOD FOR REPUBLICANS.

Glover: DEAN, AS DAVE MENTIONED, MOST INCUMBENT CONGRESSMEN IN AMERICA GET REELECTED, MOST INCUMBENT CONGRESSMEN IN IOWA GET REELECTED, AND THERE ARE NOT REALLY VERY MANY INTERESTING RACES THERE.

Beck: HOWEVER, YOU KNOW, THE ONE INTERESTING RACE ABOUT THAT BOSWELL/THOMPSON RACE, YOU MENTIONED THAT THOMPSON HAS RUN A GOOD RACE. HE HAS EXCEPT FOR IN A COUPLE KEY AREAS, AND WE TALKED ABOUT CIVILITY EARLIER. A COUPLE OF THE COMMERCIALS HE'S RUN HAS CAUSED HIM SOME FLACK, A COMMERCIAL HE RAN ABOUT LEONARD BOSWELL LOOKING LIKE A PORTLY GENTLEMEN PLAYING BASEBALL DIDN'T SIT WELL. AND IT WAS DURING A DEBATE THAT THOMPSON, FRANKLY, PROBABLY WON, EXCEPT FOR THAT WAS THE KEY ISSUE EVERYONE TALKED ABOUT WAS THAT AD. AND THAT HURT HIM A LITTLE BIT.

Henderson : YEAH, IN THE WORLD CAPITAL OF OLD PEOPLE AND SOME FAT PEOPLE, THAT IS NOT A GOOD PLACE TO MAKE FUN OF OLD FAT PEOPLE.

Borg: LET'S GO INTO THE FIRST DISTRICT AND JUST COMMENT ON EACH DISTRICT AS WE GO ALONG HERE. MIKE, AS YOU SEE THAT NUSSLE AND GLUBA, IS THERE ANYTHING -- IS IT JUST THE INCUMBENCY THAT'S AT PLAY THERE OR IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE ABOUT THAT DISTRICT THAT MAKES IT INTO THE REPUBLICAN COLUMN?

Glover: WHAT MAKES IT IN THE REPUBLICAN COLUMN IS JIM NUSSLE WHO HAS, OVER THE YEARS, PROVED HIMSELF TO BE A PRETTY FORMIDABLE CANDIDATE. HE HAS WON ELECTION SEVERAL TIMES IN A DISTRICT THAT, THOUGH IT'S CHANGED CHARACTER BECAUSE OF REDISTRICTING, IS A DISTRICT THAT OUGHT TO BE A DEMOCRATIC DISTRICT. HE'S SHOWN A ABILITY TO WIN ELECTION AS A REPUBLICAN, AS A LEADERSHIP REPUBLICAN IN A DISTRICT THAT OUGHT TO TREND DEMOCRATIC. HE'S A BETTER CANDIDATE THAN BILL GLUBA, AND THAT'S PROBABLY WHY HE'S GOING TO WIN.

Henderson : WELL, THE MOST REMARKABLE THING ABOUT JIM NUSSLE THIS TIME AROUND IS THAT HE'S ACTUALLY STARTING HIS GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN. HE'S RUN ADVERTISEMENTS ON BEHALF OF REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES. HE'S OUT THERE CAMPAIGNING WITH REPUBLICAN LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES. HE HIMSELF IS TALKING ABOUT IOWA ISSUES AS OPPOSED TO SOME FEDERAL ISSUES. AND SO HE'S REALLY USING THIS AS SORT OF A LAUNCHING PAD FOR HIS GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN.

Borg: AND BILL GLUBA HAS TRIED TO USE THAT AGAINST HIM.

Henderson: CORRECT.

Borg: LET'S GO INTO THE LEACH/FRANKER RACE IN THE SECOND DISTRICT. LEACH WALKS A TIGHTROPE THERE, DAVE, AS FAR AS VOTER REGISTRATION.

Yepsen: WELL, HE DOES BUT HE ALSO IS ONE OF THE MOST LIBERAL REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS, AND I THINK FOR JOHNSON COUNTY VOTERS , JIM LEACH IS THEIR PET REPUBLICAN. THEY ALWAYS LIKE TO SAY THEY'RE INDEPENDENT, AND SO THEY'LL ALWAYS VOTE FOR JIM LEACH. I MEAN WE TALK ABOUT THE EFFECT OF THE IRAQ WAR IN IOWA POLITICS. WELL, IT REELECTED JIM LEACH TWO YEARS AGO WHEN HE VOTED AGAINST IT BECAUSE HE PICKED UP A LOT OF VOTES IN JOHNSON COUNTY. JULIE THOMAS'S PEOPLE KNEW THE THING WAS OVER WITH WHEN HE VOTED AGAINST THAT. AND SO I THINK THE TIME TO HAVE GOTTEN JIM LEACH WAS TWO YEARS AGO.

Borg: JENEANE, LET'S GO INTO THE FOURTH DISTRICT, THEN, LATHAM AND JOHNSON OUT OF DECORAH. LATHAM IS THE INCUMBENT THERE. THE REPUBLICAN, PAUL JOHNSON, WAS SEEN TO HAVE A CHANCE BECAUSE OF ALL HIS LEGISLATIVE AND FEDERAL EXPERIENCE.

Beck: HIS RESUME LOOKS GOOD BUT HE HAS NO FINANCING AND HE HAS NOT A LOT OF SUPPORT, I DON'T THINK, FROM THE POLITICAL PARTY. I MEAN THEY SUPPORT HIM ON THE SURFACE AND IN THE FACE, BUT THEY HAVEN'T REALLY GONE AFTER LATHAM THIS TIME AROUND. AGAIN, IT'S JUST LIKE LEACH, THE CHANCE TO TAKE HIM WAS TWO YEARS AGO. THEY DIDN'T DO IT AND THIS IS NOT VERY CONTESTED THIS YEAR.

Borg: TELL US ABOUT KING AND SCHULTE IN THE FIFTH, KAY.

Henderson : STEVE KING IS REELECTED. [ LAUGHTER ]

Borg: BUT THAT WAS ASSUMED FROM EARLY BEGINNING.

Henderson : YEAH, I MEAN THERE'S A HUGE REPUBLICAN VOTER REGISTRATION EDGE IN THAT WESTERN IOWA DISTRICT, WHICH ENCOMPASSES 32 COUNTIES. SHE'S RUN AN INTERESTING CAMPAIGN. I MEAN I THINK THE ONLY INTERESTING THING THAT WE CAN SEE IN RESULTS THAT NIGHT, IF PEOPLE TEND TO TWEAK KING FOR SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HE'S DONE, BUT I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE AN OVERWHELMING EDGE FOR STEVE KING.

Borg: GO AHEAD --

Yepsen: DEAN, DEMOCRATS DON'T LIKE HEARING THIS ANALYSIS FROM US THAT MOST OF THEIR CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES AND THEIR SENATE CANDIDATES ARE TOKEN CANDIDATES. BUT THE HARD POLITICAL REALITY IS THAT THE PARTY'S MONEY INTERESTS AND TARGETING HAS BEEN AIMED AT THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE AND THE LEGISLATURE, NOT AT CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES.

Borg: AND CERTAINLY THAT'S NEVER MORE TRUE THAN IN THE GRASSLEY AND ART SMALL RACE.

Yepsen: EXACTLY. I MEAN THEY MADE A CALCULATED DECISION NOT TO PUT MUCH MONEY INTO THE ART SMALL CAMPAIGN. WHY? BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT CHUCK GRASSLEY, A POWERFUL CHAIRMAN OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, RUNNING UP AND DOWN "K" STREET IN WASHINGTON WITH A VACUUM CLEANER SUCKING UP MONEY THAT GETS TURNED AROUND AND SPENT BACK HERE. HE ALREADY HAS SPENT ABOUT $3 MILLION HELPING REPUBLICAN LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES. THERE'S AN OLD RULE OF POLITICS, DEAN: YOU LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE.

Glover: I WAS IN SIOUX CITY LAST WEEK, AND I NOTICED CHUCK GRASSLEY WAS THERE AT A DICK CHENEY EVENT AND CHUCK GRASSLEY WAS WEARING A THUNE T-SHIRT, CAMPAIGNING FOR THE SOUTH DAKOTA SENATE RACE. I THINK IOWA DEMOCRATS ARE JUST AS HAPPY TO HAVE HIM UP CAMPAIGNING AGAINST TOM DASCHLE.

Borg: DAVE, LET'S GO BACK TO YOU. THE SUN NEVER SETS, I'VE SAID, ON IOWA POLITICS. WHAT NEXT AFTER THIS GENERAL ELECTION? PEOPLE I THINK ARE GOING TO HEAVE A HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF AND SAY, WELL, THAT'S OVER.

Yepsen: WELL, WE'VE GOT A RACE FOR GOVERNOR. IF JOHN KERRY WINS, THERE'S A HIGH PROBABILITY THAT TOM VILSACK GOES TO WASHINGTON AS PART OF HIS CABINET. SALLY PEDERSON WOULD BECOME GOVERNOR. IF KERRY LOSES, TOM VILSACK HAS SAID HE'S NOT GOING TO RUN FOR A THIRD TERM, SO WE HAVE A RACE FOR GOVERNOR THAT WILL BEGIN. SECONDLY, THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. RUDY GIULIANI ISN'T COMING OUT HERE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, HE LIKES THE FOOD. HE'S OUT HERE BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE WHERE THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS CAMPAIGN STARTS. UNDER WHETHER KERRY WINS OR LOSES, REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR A CANDIDATE. DEMOCRATS, SAME DEAL. THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A RULES FIGHT OVER WHETHER IOWA GOES FIRST. JOHN EDWARDS ISN'T SPENDING ALL THIS TIME OUT HERE FOR NOTHING.

Glover: YOU'RE GOING TO GET TO KNOW MITT ROMNEY REAL WELL --

Yepsen: THE GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS .

Henderson : AND THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK , PATAKI.

Borg: WE HAVE PLENTY TO TALK ABOUT IN THE FUTURE, I CAN SEE THAT. THANKS FOR YOUR INSIGHTS TODAY. ON OUR NEXT EDITION OF "IOWA PRESS," ARMED WITH YOUR ELECTION DAY DECISIONS, WE'LL PROJECT THE IMPLICATIONS OF IOWA AND NATIONAL RESULTS. THAT'S NEXT FRIDAY, 7:30; SUNDAY AT NOON. I HOPE YOU'LL WATCH. I'M DEAN BORG. THANKS FOR JOINING US TODAY.

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