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California lawmakers altered 5,000 votes
AP via CoCo Times ^ | 10/24/12 | HANNAH DREIER and JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press

Posted on 10/24/2012 9:20:26 AM PDT by SmithL

SACRAMENTO -- In a closely contested state Senate campaign, Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani has been urging voters to judge her on her legislative achievements, saying on her website that she is "proud to have a record of standing up for the people of my district."

Voters who try to examine the record of the Central Valley Democrat may come away with the wrong impression.

They would not be able to tell that Galgiani remained silent during 136 votes, adding her vote to those pieces of legislation only after the bills had already passed or failed.

Nor would they see that she voted against a welfare to work bill supported by her party and voted for the establishment of a new school efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction fund. The reason: She changed her votes after the fact on both bills.

Her opponent in the 5th Senate District race, Republican Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, also did it, although less frequently. He added his vote to legislation that had already passed or failed 47 times this year and changed his vote twice.

"I try not to make it a practice," he said. "I don't think you want to play too many games up there. You should pretty much be making decisions before you get to the floor." . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at contracostatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption

1 posted on 10/24/2012 9:20:26 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

The Democrats run the California State Legislature like it’s their political party headquarters. Ho hum...

Don’t expect Democrats voters to take the time to object to this. They’re too busy voting those Democrats back into office.

I doubt this is a criminal act, but if it was I’d sure like to see some folks prosecuted for it.


2 posted on 10/24/2012 9:33:41 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama's myth is oozing out onto the floor... he is the political Lance Armstrong.)
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To: DoughtyOne

The estimated 500,000+ faulty registrations on the California voter rolls just may be worthy of attention some day. I hope this shocking situation is cleaned up before California joins Aztlán, as I would hate to pass any more problems to an already-burdened Mexico.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 10:28:44 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama = Allende on drugs.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Yep, it’s about that bad isn’t it.

This is definitely a torch and pitch-fork moment in California’s existence.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 10:36:09 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama's myth is oozing out onto the floor... he is the political Lance Armstrong.)
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To: SmithL

the Democrtaic party in California runs the state legislature and much of the state in a manner that fairly resembles the operations of La Cosa Nostra, and the payoff comes with the allocations of funds from the state treasury, directly into the hands of friends in the districts - both for-profit or not-for-profit outfits - or just to buy enough votes in general


5 posted on 10/24/2012 11:55:42 AM PDT by Wuli
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