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Padilla on Census, Voter Fraud, and His Future

Secretary of State Alex Padilla is a busy man. Not only is he responsible for running a statewide election in less than 90 days, he is also leading California's census count effort. Padilla, in the middle of his second term as secretary of state, recently v...

California Defends Tax Return Law After Setback

SACRAMENTO — California's elections chief says he believes a state law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns is constitutional despite a legal setback. A federal judge in Sacramento granted a request from President Donald Trump's ca...
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Patterson Renews Call for DMV Audit After ‘Motor Voter’ Snafu

Assemblyman Jim Patterson of Fresno again called for an audit of the Department of Motor Vehicles after it was revealed Wednesday that agency technicians may have botched about 23,000 Californians' voter registrations under the state's new "motor voter" law. ...