By MICHAEL R. BLOOD / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES – Republicans and Democrats in California are struggling to keep voters motivated in advance of Election Day, but for different reasons.
Donald Trump was a longshot from the start in the strongly Democratic state, which hasn’t backed a GOP candidate for the White House since George H.W. Bush in 1988. Despite boasting he could win California, nonpartisan polling suggests Trump could be headed for a historically poor showing that could drag down other endangered Republicans.
Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is fighting a growing sense of inevitability that could dampen turnout, while trying to sway undecided voters who may see her as uninspiring. Or worse. Wavering voters could be chilled, or Republicans energized, by the disclosure last week that the FBI will investigate whether there…