187: The Rise of the Latino Vote

Alex Padilla: From Engineer to Politician

Clip: 10/06/2020 | 35m 37s

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Today, he is the Secretary of State for California, his tenure as the chief elections officer for the state has been marked by efforts to facilitate voter registration and, in his words: “to have as an inclusive democracy as possible.” But in 1994, when Proposition 187 was on the ballot, Padilla was a recent graduate of engineering at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Aired: 10/06/20 | Rating: NR

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