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People vote on the US presidential election at Santa Monica City Hall on November 8, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. America's future hung in the balance Tuesday as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Election Watchdog Group Slams California for Denying Voter Data to Commission

The Election Integrity Project (EIP), a California-based volunteer organization that aims to increase transparency in the voting process, has slammed a decision by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity in its efforts to investigate claims of voter fraud.

Bernie Sanders Fans Sue to Extend Voter Registration Deadline

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) filed a federal lawsuit last Friday to extend California’s May 23 deadline for independent or “no party preference” voters to request a ballot to vote or change their registration to the Democratic Party until the day of the June 7 primary.

Voter Registration (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

California Assembly Approves New ‘Motor Voter’ Bills

On Tuesday, California’s Democrat-majority Assembly approved two major pieces of legislation, together known as “motor voter” bills, that could automatically turn prospective drivers into voters by registering visitors to the Department of Motor Vehicles who are either obtaining or renewing their drivers’ licenses.

Bill To Register All California Drivers To Vote Advances

Last month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown received considerable media attention when she put her signature on a new law that automatically registers every licensed driver in the Beaver State to vote. Here in California, newly-minted Secretary of State Alex Padilla is pushing for the state legislature to follow Oregon’s lead.