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State elections chief denies NSA report of California hack

Who will Californians believe: Secretary of State Alex Padilla or the National Security Agency? That’s one way to boil down a flap that’s emerged this week over the sanctity of California’s 2016 elections. Beginning shortly after November’s election, Padilla has

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 5

Voter fraud in CA? Public workers strike canceled, deal reached with state Lawmakers urge new AG to step up CPUC probe Democrats want funding for legal bills for undocumented immigrants CA Democrats want ban on offshore drilling Good morning! Legislators

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Republicans raise concern of voter fraud in Orange County, statewide election

Top Republicans have questioned the integrity of the California’s election results in recent days, forcing the state’s top election official to dismiss the allegations. Leaders in the state party are concerned about local elections, particularly in one important Orange County

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CA officials poised to blunt Trump on deportation

  If Donald Trump aims to significantly reduce the presence of undocumented and unlawful immigrants in California, he will face staunch opposition. From the municipal to statewide level, officials have come out strongly against the prospect of stronger enforcement and

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California readies for contested presidential primary

As the GOP field consolidates in a bitterly contested election season, California Republicans brace for an uncertain but likely bruising state primary. Though small, California’s mainstream conservative establishment has a degree of power that appears to be unusual this election cycle, coalescing

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UC urged to encourage computer science in high schools

The University of California is being pressed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and a long list of high-powered CEOs to count computer science as a math course in deciding whether applicants meet its minimum standards to be considered for admission.

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Brown signs automatic voter registration

Secretary of State Alex Padilla has succeeded in his quest to automatically register Californians to vote. Partisan privileges The bill he sponsored, passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, touched off a fresh round of controversy over

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CA Dems move to remake state voting

Pursuing a long-held dream of maximizing voter turnout, California Democrats have coalesced around legislation that would fundamentally transform the experience — and inconvenience — of casting ballots. “California elections would be radically retooled, with neighborhood polling places replaced by ‘voting centers’

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Secretary of State 2014: Tight race, cautious candidates

It’s one of the few competitive statewide races in California. And befitting a close contest, Democrat Alex Padilla and Republican Pete Peterson share remarkably close visions for the job of secretary of state. CalWatchdog.com asked the two candidates a half dozen questions about

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Legislature should have heeded Brit regulators on plastic bags

Dubious bills often get passed on the final night of the state legislative session, and 2014 was no exception: A measure to make California the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags. SB270 passed despite fierce opposition

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