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Questions tagged [california]

Questions relating to the government or politics of California, a state of the United States

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How can I obtain information about the candidates running for Judge in California?

Voters get to vote on retaining Judges in the State Court of Appeals and the State Supreme Court. But there is a dearth of information to make an "informed" decision. I can easily ascertain the ...
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What happens to existing state laws if a state splits (United States)

Brought to mind by this question regarding the vote for splitting of California into three states. What happens to existing California state laws if it is split into three states? Does each state ...
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What are the claimed benefits of splitting California into 3 states?

According to a news article by CBC, Californians will vote on whether to split the state into 3. Which are the reasons that proponents of the initiative give in favor of it.
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What process is in place to prevent illegal voting in California? [duplicate]

When registering to vote in California, is it necessary to present a passport or birth certificate? How does California guarantee that the person who registered is the person who shows up to vote?
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Why can't the counties that support the proposed state of Jefferson appeal directly to the federal government for statehood?

Why can't the counties that support the proposed state of Jefferson appeal directly to the federal government for statehood? California and Oregon will never say yes despite nearly all the counties ...
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What happened in California in 1994 when hate crime increased so much?

I'm playing with the dataset provided by FBI Crime Data Explorer. And I found a significant increase in hate crime incidents. I'm not familiar with U.S. politics and policy. Does anyone have any clue ...
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Can someone please explain these numbers and how the Republican won the CA US 21st congressional district in 2016?

I'm looking at some data about the outcome of the 2016 election, and even though I think I'm quite politically tuned in, I must be missing something. My question is pertaining to California's 21st US ...
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Can non-US citizens illegally vote in the presidential election in California?

Without respect to how many such cases have happened in the past, is it possible for illegal immigrants or legal residents who aren't citizens to vote in the presidential election in California? ...
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What age is truly necessary for somebody to run for an elected position in California?

I have a friend who is interested in running for Governor of California. Even though he will be 18 (the minimum age) before the general election, he will still be 17 by the time the primary comes ...
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Can California really ban their residents from traveling to states without LGBT protections?

The State of California passed legislation (AB 1887) that banned travel to Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and most recently, Texas. Alabama, South Dakota, and Texas all recently ...
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Is the California-China environmental agreement legal under the Logan Act?

Since the controversial withdraw from the Paris agreement, California has taken it upon themselves to sign an agreement with China to continue green technology development. The Logan Act of 1799 ...
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Why would California sign an agreement with China?

Written in US state of California signs accord with China for green technology development: The agreement comes less than one week after US President Donald Trump said the US was leaving the ...
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How could California finance a single-payer healthcare scheme with only a payroll tax

Apparently there's a legislative initiative in California to create a single-payer state-level healthcare system - see this story for example. I've noticed, however, that the plan may be financed ...
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What's California's total public pension unfunded liability?

This article from the LA times states that just two public pensions, there are 130 of them, have approximately $120 billion in shortfalls, although those are probably the largest. Can anyone find ...
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Is #calexit possible? [duplicate]

Historically, states like Quebec have attempted secession... would it be possible for California, Oregon or Texas to leave the union? If a state had a successful referendum would they bother to worry ...
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What is the exact process for counting my presidential election ballot?

I'd like to know exactly to they process presidential election ballots? From the time I submit to the time it's in the database. I'd like to know the exact process, whether or not they are scanned ...
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Does California have a state “supremacy clause”?

On the San Francisco ballot in the upcoming June 2016 election, there is Proposition E, which aims to bring city law regarding sick leave into conformity with a state law of the same nature passed in ...
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Why are emergency service professionals exempt from CA prohibitions on texting while driving?

When I first read the article headlined "Police Officer Will Not Be Charged For Killing Napster Exec While Texting And Driving — Because It's Apparently OK For Police To Do That" I expected it would ...
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California Primary Elections Absentee Ballot 2016

I was Wondering if anyone has received their California Primary Elections Absentee Ballot yet? i spend a good 30 minutes searching online for a date of when they actually mail these ballots to voters ...
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Limits of Charter City authority in California

Can charter cities in California legalize the use of recreational drugs? Can they control the structure of their police departments? I know they can have novel forms of government, and that they are ...
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What makes California a Democrat state?

So, back in the 60s & 70s, California gave us Richard Nixon. In the 80s, President Reagen hailed from the state. And, at least as late as 1984, California was considered a safe Republican state. ...