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California’s history of voting violations would face new scrutiny under Washington proposal
Despite its aggressive push to expand voter access in recent years, California’s past voting rights violations have landed it on a list of bad actors that Democrats in Washington want to subject to extra federal scrutiny. Under a new bill to update the Voting Rights Act, 11 states — primarily in the South— are expected …

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California’s election rules could make a Newsom recall a wild ride
SACRAMENTO —   There is very little set in stone for a recall election in which voters could remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office beyond the ballot’s basic question of whether the governor should keep his job. Recall elections have been the electoral equivalent of a comet making its way through the solar system. Of the 55 …

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California Capitol Watch: Protecting Voting Rights in California – Vote by Mail Ballots
As documented by the Brennan Center for Justice, as of mid-February, 2021, state lawmakers across the nation have carried, pre-filed, or introduced at least 253 bills with provisions that restrict voter access in 43 states. The Brennan Center notes that a quarter of voting and election bills seek to limit vote by mail (VBM) procedures. These VBM bills …

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