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  • CA: 'Decline to state' is all the rage

    04/23/2010 5:29:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 571+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/23/10 | Evan Halper
    California voters are declining to sign on with a political party in record numbers. The latest registration figures, released by Secretary of State Debra Bowen Thursday morning, show declined-to-states account for more than 20% of those registered. .. ... Even as registering as "decline to state" is on the rise, the Democratic Party has managed to pick up a bigger share of the electorate than it had four years ago, increasing from 42.7% to 44.6%. The trend was the reverse for the GOP. The percentage of Californians registered as Republicans has dropped from 34.6% to 30.8% since 2006.
  • Carly Fiorina a "lifelong Republican" -- but not in voter records

    03/12/2010 1:04:45 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 425+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 3/12/10 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has claimed repeatedly that she has been a "lifelong Republican" -- but New Jersey voter records show otherwise, records show. Voting records obtained by The Chronicle from Morris County, New Jersey show that Fiorina -- who lived in Morristown -- was registerd from 1997 as an "unaffiliated" voter.Fiorina's GOP credentials could be an issue as she heads into the GOP state convention starting today in Santa Clara. The U.S. Senate candidate has recently touted her conservative credentials as she aims to challenge fellow Republicans Tom Campbell and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore in the GOP Senate...