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Voter fraud trial to begin for former L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon”

You can read the LA Times article here.

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“Ninth U.S. Circuit Court rules against sponsor IDs on ballot initiatives”

You can find the SF Chronicle story here. You can read the Ninth Circuit’s 2-1 decision here.

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What types of actions are beyond the California initiative power?

In 1911, California voters amended the state Constitution to reserve to themselves the power of initiative.  As the California Supreme Court has explained, this reserved power is “one of the most precious rights of our democratic process.  It has long … Continue reading

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“Beall accuses Senate rival Coto of campaign law breach”

From the Santa Cruz Sentinel: “Assemblyman and state Senate candidate Jim Beall filed a complaint late Monday accusing opponent Joe Coto of unlawful campaign coordination with an independent political committee. According to the complaint sent to the California Fair Political … Continue reading

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“Feds, CA reach agreement over voter violations”

The San Jose Mercury News has the story.

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California Senate approves language access for ballot measures

From the Asian Journal: “The California Senate took a major step toward involving the 6.9 million Californians who don’t speak English very well in the ballot initiative system today, passing SB 1233 by a vote of 24 to 14, with … Continue reading

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Appeals court upholds key voting rights provision

From the San Francisco Chronicle: “In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that Congress developed extensive evidence of continuing racial discrimination just six years ago and reached a reasonable conclusion when … Continue reading

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GOP group sues to block new state Senate maps

The article is here.

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“Effort to undermine Electoral College continues”

You can read the editorial here.

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“City attorney will redraw electoral lines”

From the Hanford Sentinental: “Now that the 2010 census is completed, Hanford officials are getting ready to redraw the city’s electoral boundaries once again. But unlike 10 years ago, there won’t be a citizen’s advisory committee. Rather than creating an … Continue reading

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