CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995 |
A day before today's deadline, Orange County organizers of H. Ross Perot's drive to qualify his new Reform Party for the 1996 California ballot said they are certain they will succeed. "I think we will have shocked everyone with what we have done," said Joan Vinson, a party spokeswoman. In Orange County, volunteers and paid staff had collected at least 10,000 signed party registration forms through the end of the weekend from voters "unhappy with the existing choices," she said.
October 21, 1995 |
With just four days to go, Ross Perot supporters plan to blitz California malls, beaches and pumpkin festivals this weekend in an effort to enlist enough voters to qualify the Texas billionaire's new political party for the state's 1996 election ballot. Perot faithful were optimistic that they would have the 89,007 required voters by the deadline--the end of the day Tuesday.
October 11, 1995 |
With less than two weeks to the qualifying deadline, preliminary voter registration figures from California counties critical to Ross Perot's hopes of creating a new national political party indicate that so far, the Texas billionaire's effort is falling far short of the goal. To qualify in California--the first, and perhaps most critical, test of the proposed new party's appeal--Perot and his supporters must register 89,007 new party members by Oct. 24.
October 25, 1995 |
Ross Perot and his followers claimed Tuesday they have cleared the first major hurdle in their bid to shake up the American political system, saying they have met the requirement for creating a new political party in California. The California secretary of state's office said it will be several days before it can officially determine whether the party had qualified for the state's 1996 ballot by enlisting at least 89,007 registrants.
April 21, 1994 |
Heeding appeals to protect entertainers from stalkers and other criminals, the Senate Elections Committee voted Wednesday to restrict public access to voter registration records. Sponsored by acting Secretary of State Tony Miller and supported by the Screen Actors Guild, the bill was approved on a 4-0 vote and sent to the Appropriations Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1992
As of June 5, 1990, these were the figures for voters out of a total state population of 29,760,021: Total eligible to vote*: 19,132,860 Percentage registered to vote: 67.85% * U.S. citizens in the state, 18 and over, minus prisoners and parolees. Source: California secretary of state
August 31, 1990
INTELLIGENCE Trivial pursuit: Ask either of the gubernatorial candidates why their advertisements--worth an estimated $4 million so far--have been unceasingly negative, and their answers will be variations of a theme: He started it. She made it an issue. One person closely connected to the campaign of Democrat Dianne Feinstein, however, has had enough. "Here you have the state of California with enormous problems and this campaign is getting bogged down in this trivia," Richard C.
February 25, 1988 |
Compromise bipartisan legislation designed to restore the active purging of "deadwood" from California voter registration rolls has been introduced by the chairmen of the Assembly and Senate Elections committees. The bills, praised by Democratic Secretary of State March Fong Eu as "long overdue," would eliminate from the rolls about 1 million Californians who have died or are not eligible to vote because they have moved and not re-registered.