SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – An attempt to audit California’s Motor Voter Program has died in committee.
While the audit got enough votes from Assembly members, it fell two votes from State Senators short out of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on Wednesday. Assembly members Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) had requested the audit.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment?
The audit was requested after a glitch botched the voter registrations of thousands of Californians.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
Motor Voter allows Californians to register to vote when they applied for a new driver’s license.
The program has come under heavy scrutiny, however. A Senate Bill was introduced last year that would change the process from automatically registering people to vote to making people opt-in.MORE NEWS: Police Warn Of Fake Jewelry Scammer Roaming Woodland, Yolo County
The audit would have also taken a look at the problematic rollout of the California DMV’s REAL ID.