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In a Boost for Cooley and Bera, Democrats Report Large Registration Gains in Sac Area Despite Lungren and Tateishi's Voter Fraud Effort
Democrats have picked up another 7,700 registered voters while Republicans gained a paltry 400 new registrants in the newly crafted and competitive Assembly District 8, according to new figures released by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen.
Democrats now hold a 41.3-37.2 percent advantage in the district, a margin of 4.1 percent. That represents a 1.8 percent gain in total registered voters since 5/21/2012. Republicans, meanwhile, lost 1.1 percent.
What's particularly impressive is that these gains came despite a well-funded voter registration effort by local Republicans. That effort picked up coverage in the Sacramento Bee and area TV stations because of allegations of voter fraud that surfaced with the Sacramenty County Registrar's Office.
Those reports http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/13/4486043/public-eye-bounty-hunting-at-heart.html showed that convicted felons were hired for the Republican voter drive, which apparently was coordinated by Congressman Dan Lungren's chief of staff, Peter Tateishi, now a candidate for the Assembly in District 8.
All this is welcome news for Democratic Assembly candidate Ken Cooley, who is running a strong campaign for the seat, as well as Congressional hopeful Ami Bera, whose district emcompasses much of the same area.
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