Fresno mayoral candidates do last-minute campaigning before elections

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) —

With less than 48 hours until Election Day, Fresno mayoral candidates Lee Brand and Henry Perea are shifting gears to reel in last-minute voters.

Brand spent most of his time Sunday in northwest Fresno going door-to-door. In just six hours, he clocked in at about 200 homes.

“Close to half of them said, ‘I’ve already voted for you, save your brochure,'” he said. “So, that’s what you want to hear, ideally.”

One thing Brand said he noticed while hitting battleground areas is that some voters are showing no political loyalty.

“I feel pretty confident from the feedback,” Brand said. “But we’ll see on Election Day.”

Perea and his team pounded the pavement Sunday afternoon too, knocking on hundreds of doors south of Shaw Avenue. But right now he is focusing on making calls to get people to vote for him.

“If you want to touch more people faster, you do this,” Perea explained. “I mean I’ve already gone through, probably, what I did today in five hours, I’ve done in about an hour.”

And when it comes to voter turnout, he tells us being on the same ticket as a Presidential candidate likely will increase it.

“People want to come out and express their voice regarding that Presidential campaign but at the same time they know the mayor is very important on a day-to-day basis,” Perea said.

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