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KCBX Two-Way: Cal Poly Professor Michael Latner on local and national election distrust

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The June 7 primary election is fast approaching, and many voters have already received their mail-in ballots.

Major polls show that the majority of Americans trust that elections are fair, but election distrust in general has been steadily growing across the country. The same is true in SLO County.

KCBX reporter Rachel Showalter sat down with Cal Poly Political Science Professor Michael Latner to talk about election safety and voter distrust locally and nationally.

Rachel Showalter first joined KCBX as an intern from Cal Poly in 2017. During her time in college, she anchored and reported for Mustang News at Cal Poly's radio station, KCPR. After graduating, she took her first job as a Producer at KSBY-TV. She returned to the KCBX team in October 2020, reporting daily for KCBX News until she moved to the Pacific Northwest in July of 2022. Rachel spends her off-days climbing rocks, cooking artichokes and fighting crosswords with friends.