The Los Angeles Times is reporting that there is an internal investigation scheduled over the Los Angeles County Democratic Party’s endorsement for LA County Supervisor.
Candidate Jan Perry is challenging the party’s endorsement of Herb Wesson, while Sen. Holly Mitchell, who is also running for Supervisor, appears to support Perry’s challenge.
The documents obtained by The Times appear to show examples of alternate members signing in for credentials — and letting regular members cast ballots. Other documents appear to show signatures that don’t match or an alternate who isn’t named or logs of such activity that remain unclear.
Party Chair Rusty Hicks is a long-time supporter of Herb Wesson, after assuming the position with the departure of Eric Bauman. The party has had to pay millions in settlements, to former staffers due to Bauman, so it is unlikely an “investigation” will change the party’s endorsement.
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There is no love lost between Perry and Wesson. These two famously fell out when Wesson removed key assets from Perry’s district during the redistricting debacle in 2012.
Endorsement meetings seem to always ensure grassroots candidates, like Jorge Nuno, are never given a fair opportunity over establishment candidates.
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