California Secretary of State Won’t Reveal Internal Documents Relating to Why Jill Stein was Omitted from the Peace & Freedom Presidential Primary Ballot


By Richard Winger As noted earlier, the Peace & Freedom Party of California asked the California Secretary of State to list Jill Stein on its presidential primary ballot, but the Secretary of State refused. A request was made for any writing that might have explained the Secretary of State’s decision. But that office has replied that such writings will not be made public, because they are “notes, drafts or memoranda that are not retained in the ordinary course of business and are exempt under the deliberative process privilege.”
Before 2012, the California Secretary of State had always printed the names of presidential …read more