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  • Pérez's challenge a test of California's recount law

     Pérez's challenge a test of California's recount law
    With just 481 votes keeping him from the November runoff for state controller, former Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez filed a request this week to begin machine and hand recounts of ballots in 15 counties, making this the largest recount request in California's modern history. Perez's petition for a recount is understandable, even necessary, given the close margin in the race — the deciding votes were 0.01% of the ballots cast. Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, a Republican, finished first in the June 3 primary. Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, a Democrat like Pérez, came in second to advance to the general election.
  • Republican Peterson and Democrat Padilla advance to secretary of state runoff

    Republican Pete Peterson and Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla of Pacoima received the most votes in Tuesday's primary election for secretary of state and will face off in the November general election. The contest was reshaped in March, when state...

    Brown, Newsom, Harris prevail in California primary

    Gov. Jerry Brown finished first Tuesday in the California Primary, easily advancing to the general election while Republicans Neel Kashkari and Tim Donnelly battled for the second spot on the November ballot. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Atty. Gen....

    Tuesday's primary will be a test of California's 'top-two' system

     Tuesday's primary will be a test of California's 'top-two' system
    Millions of Californians will cast ballots in races for governor and hundreds of other public offices Tuesday in the first full-scale test of a new primary system aimed at curbing entrenched partisanship in state politics. In contests for statewide...

    Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote

    Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote
    An Alameda County judge has ruled that Secretary of State Debra Bowen erred when she told California election officials to forbid some 42,000 former prisoners and other felons from registering to vote. Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo's decision...