Registrar of Voters for Contra Costa County, President of the California Association of Clerks and Elections OfficialsRegistrar of Voters for Contra Costa County, President of the California Association of Clerks and Elections Officials
FROM Steve Weir
Could California's Presidential Primary Not Be Over? Last Tuesday’s record turnout for a primary election has swamped registrars of voters in California’s fifty-eight counties. The Secretary of State estimates that 845,000 absentee and provisional ballots have not been counted, and that’s without including some of the biggest counties of all: Alameda, Riverside and Los Angeles. They haven’t reported on how many they still have to go.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.