Dan Chmielewski

California invested heavily in a secure election

The issue of hacker-proof election security is something I track closely and the site Axios offers cybersecurity coverage via email on the Axios Codebook.  Tuesday’s email carried a great post on how the state of California went above and beyond when it comes to securing the vote, making Republican claims about voter fraud or shenanigans…

Are Sanchez and Tait Preparing a BoS Run?

Sources tell TheLiberalOC that former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and termed out Mayor Tom Tait are exploring the notion of entering the special election to complete Todd Spitzer’s term on the Board of Supervisors.  Third district residents even got some sort of robocall testing Tait’s candidacy. And once source has confirmed “Loretta is in.” If they…

Orange County Democrats break records with wave of historic “firsts”

  November 16, 2018. Orange, Calif. — Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Fran Sdao commended Democratic candidates today for a significant range of historic “firsts” that may signal a wave of inclusive representation across Orange County, a region recently known for its stalwart conservatism. The breakthroughs are wide-ranging. They include “firsts” for women, people…

Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Fran Sdao issues statement upon victory of Congressman-elect Gil Cisneros

This came in Saturday night at 9:35 PM; not the greatest of timing but worth sharing.   Nov 17, 2018, Orange, Calif. — Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Fran Sdao issued a statement today upon the Associated Press’ declaration of victory for Gil Cisneros in California’s 39th Congressional District.  “Congratulations to Gil Cisneros, his…

It’s a Blue County

  This is a day I never thought I’d see.  The entire Orange County congressional delegation is blue.  Mimi Walters has conceded.  Young Kim likely will shortly. Lots of people to credit here.  Those leaders of the Democratic Party of Orange County for keeping the cats herded long enough.  The DCCC played a role.  Indivisible…

A Blue County?

Did you ever think of Orange County in those terms ever? Katie Porter has pulled ahead of Mimi Walters in CD-45; still lots of votes to count but ones that are trending blue.  Gil Cisneros is within 1,000 votes of Young Kim in CD-39 (no thanks to OC voters) in a tri-county congressional district.  If…