Michelle Steel

Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, declared victory today in the race for California’s 48th Congressional District: “To the voters of Orange County, thank you for entrusting me to be your representative in Congress. In this election, you weren’t simply voting for a person, but also …continue reading

On this momentous presidential election day, hospitalized patients at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center had their voices heard, despite not being able to make it to the polls. Patient Relations team at Long Beach Medical Center distributed dozens of ballots directly to patient bedsides to ensure that each eligible voter …continue reading

Gil Cisneros for Congress campaign graphic courtesy of campaign.

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) issued the following statement regarding California’s 39th Congressional District’s Election Night results. The Registrar of Voters for Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties are still counting votes. With over 200,000 ballots counted, the race has not been officially called. “In this unprecedented time …continue reading

featured graphic for John Briscoe for Congress during COVID-19

The campaign for John Briscoe in the 47th Congressional District centered in Long Beach has started a series of videos highlighting issues, including homelessness, in the region currently represented by Alan Lowenthal. The 47th Congressional District also covers the west Orange County cities of Garden Grove, Westminster, Stanton, Los Alamitos, …continue reading

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Orange County), Chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments, and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting, condemned the recent reports of unauthorized ballot drop boxes appearing throughout California. Metal containers marked “Official ballot drop-off box” …continue reading

Yesterday the Orange County District Attorney’s Office received a report that several unauthorized ballot boxes had been placed in Orange County cities. District Attorney investigators assigned to the Office’s Election Team immediately launched an investigation and that investigation is currently underway. Once that investigation is complete, a comprehensive legal review …continue reading

featured graphic for asking whether party affiliation should be disclosed during local-level elections, during COVID-19

Several weeks ago, I found an attractive door flyer from a city council candidate waiting for me when I arrived home. The colorful glossy piece offered interesting information about key issues. Since it was for a city council seat the flyer didn’t mention party affiliation. Maybe it’s time party affiliation …continue reading

featured graphic for the FBI during COVID-19

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are issuing this announcement to raise awareness that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on election infrastructure can hinder access to voting information but would not prevent voting. DDoSs are common cyber-attacks that can slow or render …continue reading

Harley Rouda

Representatives Harley Rouda (CA-48), Colin Allred (TX-32), and Andy Levin (MI-09) introduced the Shell Company Abuse Act. This legislation would make it a felony to use or create an American shell company to conceal illegal political spending by foreign nationals. “In his 2018 testimony to Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg …continue reading