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 Investigation Reveals How Some Politicians Profited from Covid-19 Lockdowns

Johnathan Hale ConflictWatch

San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher supported Covid-19 lockdowns — all the while trading and personally profiting from stock trades in companies that benefited from lockdowns. Fletcher’s behavior raises serious conflict of interest questions that need to be answered. During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, a bitter debate raged on whether broad-based lockdowns of the economy would bring …

New Program Supports “Freedom-Minded” Students in California

Johnathan Hale Emerging Leaders Initiative

Leadership development program gives students jobs and social networking opportunities as it seeks to combat a hostile environment against conservative students on high school and college campuses  California high schools and college campuses can be outright hostile environments for students if they hold moderate or conservative political views. A new program hopes to change this by bringing balance to campus …

Transparency Foundation Launches Emerging Leaders Initiative

Johnathan Hale Emerging Leaders Initiative

The Transparency Foundation is launching its Emerging Leaders Initiative to target high school and college campuses to identify, train, and empower the next generation of community leaders.  Inaugural programs will start in San Diego County, California – and if successful will expand to other regions from there. “High school and college campuses can be pretty divisive environments these days for …

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 …

Transparency Foundation Calls for Improved Oversight of Covid-19 Data

Johnathan Hale Government Performance Initiative, Open Government Institute

The Transparency Foundation is highlighting findings and recommendations being made today by the Government Accountability Office relating to the need for improved oversight of Covid-19 data as well as a need to evaluate the integrity and performance of a wide-range of associated Covid-19 relief programs funded by taxpayers. Among the highlights in today’s GAO Report: federal, state and local governments …