Tye “Glenn” Champ, a former gubernatorial candidate best known for his status as a registered sex offender, was arrested Friday in connection with the shooting of a neighbor and a horse. The Fresno Bee reported:
Champ, who described himself during the campaign as a “new breed of Christian soldier moving forward in the army of the Lord,” received 76,066 votes, about 2 percent of all votes cast, in the June primary election.
California taxpayers would pick up the tab for recounts in close statewide elections under soon-to-be-amended legislation that follows criticism of existing state rules during last month’s recount in the controller’s race. AB 2194 by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-San Mateo, would require the state to cover the cost of recounts in any statewide contest where the margin is one-tenth of 1 percent or less. Under current law, any voter can request a recount in particular areas as long as they pay for it.
“It would be a shame for this governor and Democrat leaders to abandon Californians in the middle of a crisis.”