Three blatant attempts over the past few months to make government less transparent and decrease the security of our elections. Begs the question, why would one party want to take these measures. Obviously, each of these strengthens their grip on power.
1 - 3rd District Court of Appeals found the Secretary of State had unconstitutionally placed Gov Brown’s tax initiative Prop 30 at the top of the ballot
2 - Governor Brown and Democrats in the Legislature passed a budget trailer bill, SB 71, which included a provision to defund California’s Public Records Act, removing the requirement for cities to provide information to the public. This would have greatly harmed public engagement, impact the ability of the press and private citizens to find out what government is doing
3 - AB 110 was signed by the Governor defunds ballot security in several key areas – including the mandated second stage review of provisional ballots, and updating county absentee voter lists
passed by Democrats
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