Voter Fraud

State Senator Roderick Wright (Photo courtesy: Senate.CA.gov)

Former State Senator Released After 70-Minute Jail Stint Because Of Overcrowding

Former state Senator Rod Wright surrendered Friday night to begin serving a L.A. County jail term and only spent 70 minutes inside.

11/01/2014

State Senator Roderick Wright (Photo courtesy: Senate.CA.gov)

Special Election Set For 35th Senate District Seat

A Feb. 10 special election has been set to fill the state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Sen. Roderick Wright, who was convicted of voter fraud for living outside his district.

09/26/2014

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Sentencing Brings Call For California Sen. Rod Wright To Resign

California state Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Friday to three months in prison for lying about where he lived when he ran for office and leaders of the Senate said he should resign immediately.

09/12/2014

Former City Councilman Richard Alarcon (R) and Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon entered not guilty pleas in October 2012 on perjury and voter fraud charges. (CBS)

LA Councilman Convicted Of Voter Fraud Will Continue To Collect $116K Annual Pension

Los Angeles doesn’t prohibit city employees convicted of felonies from receiving pensions, a worker in the city’s civilian retirement division told Los Angeles Daily News.

07/25/2014

Former City Councilman Richard Alarcon (R) and Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon entered not guilty pleas in October 2012 on perjury and voter fraud charges. (CBS)

Ex-Councilman Alarcon, Wife Found Guilty On Perjury, Voter Fraud Charges

A former Los Angeles City Councilman and his wife Wednesday were convicted on charges of perjury and voter fraud, but cleared on several other counts.

07/23/2014

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Leader Says Lost Supermajority Won’t Hinder Senate

Major issues facing the Legislature, including a water bond and reshaping the state’s rainy day fund, can be addressed this year despite the loss of Democrats’ supermajority.

03/03/2014

State Senator Roderick Wright was convicted of perjury in January of lying about his residence.(credit: CBS)

3 GOP Senators Want To Give State Sen. Roderick Wright The Boot

Three Republican senators want to expel State Sen. Roderick Wright from the Legislature.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2014

Democratic Senator Roderick Wright. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Calif. Senator Convicted Of Voter Fraud, Perjury

California state Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday of perjury and voter fraud for falsely claiming he lived in an apartment in the district he represents when he actually lives elsewhere.

01/28/2014

Democratic Senator Roderick Wright. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

State Sen. Roderick Wright Convicted On 8 Counts Of Fraud, Perjury

State Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday of eight charges of fraud and perjury for living outside the district he was elected to represent.

01/28/2014

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Brain Dead Politics In Virginia

Ken Cuccinelli aspires to be the next governor of Virginia after spending four years trying to deny women’s health care rights, blocking Obamacare and forcing his ideology and personal beliefs on the Commonwealth of Virginia.

11/28/2012

Early voting in Ohio (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: On Election Eve Major Concerns About Disenfranchisement

From Florida and Ohio early vote disasters with long lines to power outages in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York there are doubts that some people will have the opportunity to participate in this election.

11/05/2012

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L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon, Wife Plead Not Guilty To Felony Voter Fraud Charges

Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to perjury and voter fraud charges.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/18/2012

Councilman Richard Alarcon (credit: CBS)

Villaraigosa Endorses Assembly Bid Of Councilman Facing Trial For Voter Fraud, Perjury

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has endorsed the state Assembly bid of a Los Angeles City Councilman who was ordered this month to stand trial on perjury and voter fraud charges.

10/11/2012

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

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