Posts Tagged ‘Gabino Aguirre’

11 More Ways to Fix Busted Redistricting

Monday, February 13th, 2012

FEB. 13, 2012 By JOHN HRABE My list of 10 Ways To Improve the Redistricting Process has elicited a large number of thoughtful responses from experts in the Capitol. One legislative office told CalWatchDog.com that they’re investigating whether any of the reforms can be introduced as legislation ...

10 Ways to Improve Redistricting Process

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

FEB. 7, 2012 By JOHN HRABE Parents and gamblers have a hard time being objective. “If you ever put that much money on a pony, you kind of like it when it rounds home,” the self-described “proud father” of the Citizens Redistricting Commission, Charles T. Munger Jr., told a redistricting c...

CA GOP ‘Idiots’ Lose State Senate

Monday, February 6th, 2012

FEB. 6, 2012 By JOHN HRABE Back to the campaign drawing board for California Republicans. The California Supreme Court recently upheld the maps drawn by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The immediate fallout: State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, told his hometown paper t...

Series Exposed Redistricting Sham

Friday, July 29th, 2011

JULY 29, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Yesterday the California Citizens Redistricting Commission released its final maps, which already are generating lawsuits to overturn them. In recent weeks, CalWatchDog.com ran an exclusive series of articles, by John Hrabe, exposing the process. He documented how two...

Commish Gives Dems 2/3 Majority

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

John Seiler: A year and a half ago I was the first person to predict that, in 2012 or 2014, redistricting would bring Democrats two-thirds majorities in both houses of the California Legislature. My March 10, 2010 article, "Census Pushing Dems to 2/3 Majority," still is relevant reading. Demograph...

Jeanne Raya Failed to Reveal Donations

Monday, July 25th, 2011

JULY 25, 2011 By JOHN HRABE A second member of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission,  Jeanne Raya, failed to disclose financial contributions made within the past 18 months to a state political campaign committee, according to documents reviewed by CalWatchDog.com. Ten days ago, ...

Chart Shows Aguirre Conflicts of Interest

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

JULY 22, 2011 By JOHN HRABE The following chart demonstrates the conflicts of interest for Dr. Gabino T. Aguirre, a commissioner for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The conflicts are detailed in my articles for CalWatchDog.com: Part 1: Gabino Aguirre’s Secret Political Past. ...

Del Beccaro Demands Aguirre Removal

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

JULY 21, 2011 Following a CalWatchDog.com investigation by John Hrabe, California Republican Party Chairman Thomas Del Beccaro has written a letter to the California redistricting commissioners and Gov. Jerry Brown demanding that Commissioner Gabino T. Aguirre resign from the California Citizens Co...

Did Gabino Aguirre Flout Code of Conduct?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

JULY 21, 2011 By JOHN HRABE New evidence obtained by CalWatchDog.com raises new questions about whether Dr. Gabino Aguirre, a member of California's Citizens Redistricting Commission, violated the commission's code of conduct and possibly state law by failing to disclose his association with a red...