Date: January 7, 2020
By: Staff Writers
Source: The Daily Independent
On Tuesday, Senate Democrats killed Senate Bill 57 in the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee, according to a news release from state Sen. Shannon Grove’s office. SB 57 would have helped to fix the Democrats’ failed Motor Voter program. Authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and co-authored by members of the California Senate Republican Caucus, SB 57 would have made voter registration-optional at the DMV. Since the Motor Voter program has been implemented, multiple media outlets have reported on inaccurate party registrations and the registration of non-U.S. citizens.
Members of the California Senate Republican Caucus react to SB 57 which died on a partisan vote.
...Senator Ling Ling Chang (Diamond Bar): “Our voter registration process is key to successful elections at every level of representative government. If the people cannot trust that process, then the integrity of our democracy is damaged. Tens of thousands of people have been affected by software errors and false party registration. It’s imperative we act swiftly on this matter to restore faith in our democratic elections.”