Stephen Frank, California Political News and Views, 2/17/20      

“A people that wants to remain ignorant and free … wants what never has been and never will be” ~ Thomas Jefferson.”



Here’s where the parties stand on net cash on hand with the period closing February 15:

  • California Democratic Party: $12,163,430
  • California Republican Party: $2,104,212

The Big Story

The Trump people worked hard to get the vote out in the New Hampshire and Iowa elections.  In both cases the GOP also had a primary or caucus.  Nevada, did not have a GOP primary.  But, California is having a GOP primary.  For several weeks the California Political News and Views, along with several Republican County Committee have been promoting a GOP turnout for the March 3 primary.

Finally, with nine days left before the election the California Republican Party is issuing a statement that Republicans should vote.  This came in an email to me Sunday afternoon:

In less than two weeks, California will have one of the most critical primary elections in history.

Republican voters have to opportunity to show the California Democrats that WE WANT CHANGE.


Problem is, this is going to the “saved”—people already on the CRP email list.  My guess those on the list have a 99% voting record.  Looking forward to seeing the CRP program to get those who seldom vote, getting them to the polls.  Oh, so far 724,000 Republicans have voted (18% of those mailed)—before the CRP started an effort to promote voting.


  1. No cash bail cause of rise in crime
  2.  GOP endorsed candidate claims to be “sovereign citizen
  3. Ballot Watch
  4. Dems running candidates as Republicans?
  5. Snail named after high school drop out—Greta Thunberg

1 So called bail reform is actually the criminal protection act.  Everywhere it is tried, it fails the citizens.  The November ballot will have a referendum to repeal the California version of this promote criminals act. 

Bail Reform in Chicago Appears to Have Increased Crime
A reanalysis of data from the Cook County courts suggests that as more defendants were released before trial, more crimes resulted.
By Paul Cassell

2.  Joe Collins the LAGOP and CRP candidate for Congress against Maxine Waters in a 2018 lawsuit against the County of San Diego claimed he could not be sued by them since he was a

“sovereign citizen”.  As such how can he run for Congress as an American citizen?  He denounced his American citizenship in the lawsuit.

3.  BALLOT UPDATE (COURTESY PDI): as of 2/22/20

  • Ballots mailed: 16,101,316
  • Ballots returned: 1,838,066 (11.4% of mailed)
  • Democrats: 732,296 (10% of mailed)
  • NPP/Other: 381,409 (8%)
  • Republicans: 724,361 (18%)
    •  Interesting tidbit.  Are the Democrats trying to take over the California GOP?  In the 11th CD the only Republican running is Nisha Sharma—who from 2010-19 was a registered Democrat.  This is in contra Costa county against DeSauliner

Posted by NorthernDog — 2/22/2020 8:28:00 AM Post Reply

A newly discovered species of snail has been named after teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg, scientists announced in a new study published Thursday. The critter, which was discovered in Brunei on the island of Borneo, now has the scientific name Craspedotropis gretathunbergae



 (Periodically the California Political News and Views will publish tidbits of political news, to keep you in the loop of what the pooh bahs know.  The phrase “tom/tom’s” comes from my mentor, Lorelei Kinder who never passed a rumor, just called to tell me what she heard on the “Tom/Tom’s”.  This column is named in her honor.)

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

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