Special Interest Big Money in California Politics

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When you add up which side gets the most, the media’s current narrative crumbles. Link to Full Report For years, Democrats and their friends in the mainstream media have decried “Dark Money” and/or “Special Interest Money” influencing elections — supposedly, according to them, all in favor of Republicans.  Liberal groups repeatedly call for the repeal of the landmark Citizens United …

“Secure the Vote” Initiative 2022 Campaign Launches in California

Johnathan Hale Confidence in Democracy Initiative

The Transparency Foundation launches campaign aiming to enhance election integrity by educating voters on how to vote securely, auditing county voter rolls to remove ineligible registrations, and recruiting an army of volunteers to closely monitor the processing of ballots. With polling showing many California voters increasingly concerned with the integrity of the state’s election system, the non-partisan Transparency Foundation has …

Audit of California Voter Rolls Uncovers Problems with “High Risk” Ballots

Johnathan Hale Confidence in Democracy Initiative

An audit by the non-partisan Transparency Foundation flags concerning and erroneous ballots used in the 2021 California Recall Election; calls for reforms and fixes ahead of 2022 election California’s 2022 elections are right around the corner, but one non-partisan government watchdog group says there is a substantial risk of “erroneous” ballots being mailed out that could increase the risk of …

Transparency Foundation Asks the Public for Help in Reviewing Election Integrity

Johnathan Hale Confidence in Democracy Initiative

The Transparency Foundation continues its efforts to review the performance and integrity of how California conducts its elections.  Within the next two weeks, California election officials will certify the results of the recent recall election – and once that happens the Foundation is encouraging members of the public to take the following steps:  First, please make sure that you go …

Transparency Foundation Flags Weaknesses in State of California’s Management of Voter Registrations

Johnathan Hale Confidence in Democracy Initiative

With a special election slated for September 14 statewide, the Transparency Foundation today flagged several concerns regarding how the State of California maintains its voter registration rolls and warns that an all-mail-in ballot election may present significant risk for voter fraud. Specific weaknesses flagged include: use of a troubled motor-voter program through the California Department of Motor Vehicles that has …