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Regional News: Hundreds of California voters are being registered with the wrong party. Is DMV to blame?

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Oct. 9, 2018 addresses mistakes at the DMV of registering approximately 1,500 ineligible individuals to vote, including some non-citizens.
/ Michelle Inez Simon

By Brian Anderson | The Sacramento Bee

At least 600 Californians, including lifelong Republicans and Democrats, have had their voter registration unexpectedly changed, and several county elections officials are pinning much of the blame on the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

Among those affected: the daughter of the California Senate’s GOP leader.

“I was like, ‘Kristin did you register as no party preference?’” asked Sen. Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield. “She said, ‘No, I’m a Republican.’”

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