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Oh Boy! Another Election

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This week, the County Board of Supervisors decided how to replace Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. The board announced a special election, which will take place on Aug. 15. If no one captures more than 50 percent of the vote, then the contest will go to a general election on Nov. 7.

However, Fletcher's position is not yet vacant and we've heard no word from him since he resigned as MTS chair following allegations of sexual harassment and assault and announced he would resign from the Board in May. His office says he's been at a treatment center with no outside contact.

If Fletcher's resignation comes to pass, this special election will be triggered. In this episode, we discuss the board's decision and the current candidates.

Plus: The expiration of a federal order could allow more asylum seekers into the country (and San Diego). Is the region ready? And education reporter Jakob McWhinney explains some big shakeups at San Diego Unified.

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