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these democrats feel guilty for sitting out the 2016 elections, and they aren't waiting to register voters for the midterms

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these democrats feel guilty for sitting out the 2016 elections, and they aren't waiting to register voters for the midterms

dan henrickson rapped on the door of a stucco townhouse perched on a cul-de-sac in the north los angeles county suburb of santa clarita and awaited his fate.the 63-year-old information technology consultant from los angeles was volunteering for the democratic party’s local club and still getting used to the awkward art of door-knocking — earlier in the afternoon, he choked on a sip of water just as a voter opened his door.the man who answered this time looked henrickson and his door-knocking partner up and down as they started their spiel. he asked them a single question: “are you democrats?”the man shut the door when he got the answer.california may offer democrats a lopsided advantage as a whole, but this patch of the state — where the suburban sprawl of los angeles comes to an end and the mojave desert begins — is still a bastion for the republican party and the political territory of second-term gop rep. steve knight.knight won reelection by 6% last fall, but because hillary clinton was able to beat donald trump by about the same margin in his district, democrats consider the seat as having prime pickup potential. the stakes: control of the house in 2018.that is where henrickson and about 90 other liberal activists come into the story, more than a year out from the election.christina house / for the timesdemocratic volunteers pamela sparrow, right, and derek bryson, both from los angeles, knock on doors in a simi valley neighborhood. the area has been traditio...