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The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court appear split along ideological lines on whether a citizenship question can be included on forms for the upcoming 2020 census. Los Angeles Times. 4/23/19. 

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The rollout of the California Department of Motor Vehicles' automated voter registration system was plagued in 2018 by extensive computer programming problems that engineers scrambled to fix under direction to activate the system earlier than originally planned. Los Angeles Times. 4/9/19.

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Today marks California Gov.Gavin Newsom’s 100th day in office – an insignificant media-driven landmark for many an elected official, but for Newsom a window into what lies ahead for the 40th governor of the Golden State. Real Clear Politics. 4/17/19.

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A two-hour launch event Friday in Sacramento focused mainly on proposed outreach efforts to encourage applications not only from a wide range of racial and ethnic groups, but also from people from every part of the state. San Francisco Chronicle. 3/4/19.

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What she said: Some folks relayed that she had told the Chamber group that she hates them... "They need Democrats far more than Democrats need them." Voice of San Diego. 3/2/19.

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Voters across California Senate District 1 - spanning California's northeastern corner, from the Oregon border to Lake Tahoe, including some of the Sacramento area's eastern suburbs - began receiving ballots this week for the special primary election to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Ted Gaines, R-El Dorado Hills. The Sacramento Bee. 3/1/19.

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Special-election rivals in 33rd Senate District say companies' huge independent expenditure taints Democrat Lena Gonzalez's environmental reputation. The Press Telegram. 2/28/19.

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By adding a citizenship question to the standard census form, we will see a lower count in minority and immigrant communities, which will decrease political representation and federal revenue for areas that have a high percentage of these populations - California, for example. Sacramento News and Review. 2/28/19.

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Last year, Congress also approved the final appropriation of funds to states from the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Secretary Padilla designated $20 million of these funds to help counties purchase new voting equipment as they transition to the Voter's Choice Act. Yuba Net. 2/28/19.