elections (Page 2)

Tom Umberg

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

Young Kim for Congress

Young Kim for Congress released their second television ad of the 2020 election, highlighting recent revelations of Gil Cisneros’ seedy financial dealings during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic and profiting from holdings in Pharma companies despite claiming to want to lower prescription drug costs. Following a private Congressional briefing, …continue reading

featured graphic for Moorlach for State Senate 2020 during COVID-19

Today, the Moorlach for Senate campaign announced yet another pro-taxpayer, pro-small-business endorsement – this from the Orange County Taxpayers Association PAC (OCTaxPAC), one of Orange County’s most trusted names among homeowners and other taxpayers. “Californians are in for a rough year, with the pro-tax crowd pushing for increased property taxes …continue reading

featured graphic for Cynthia Tracker, candidate for California Assembly District 65 during COVID-19

In 2018, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and the liberal Democratic legislature in Sacramento passed Assembly Bill 1171 which allows same-day voter registration. Cynthia Thacker, Conservative Republican candidate filed to run for California State Assembly in the 65th district, questioned whether Quirk-Silva and other Democrats would be held responsible for some of …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to assist elections officials as they prepare for the upcoming election amid the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires across the state. The order extends the deadline for county elections officials to count and verify signatures submitted for initiative petitions seeking to qualify for the …continue reading