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Note: Our regularly scheduled CDP weekly update will go out tomorrow, but given the heightened interest in the Compliance Review Commission proceedings this week, we are presenting a special edition of CDP Update to the members of the Democratic State Central Committee.

Yesterday evening the Compliance Review Commission posted its preliminary findings of its audit of voters and ballots cast in the CDP Chair race. We want to make sure every member of the DSCC is kept abreast of the Commission’s work.

CRC Announcement
The Commission has identified 223 ballots that require further review, of which 104 were of those cast for Kimberly Ellis and 119 were of those cast for Eric C. Bauman. Election Ballot Review Forms were created tracking the preliminary determination of the validity of the ballot for every DSCC voter. Delegates whose ballots have been identified for additional review were notified via email prior to the public announcement by CRC. If you or a fellow delegate received the notification, you can email your response to The CRC posted a memo detailing the process on the CRC webpage, which includes a link where all ballot review forms can be viewed and downloaded.

Chair’s Statement on CRC
CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement yesterday, after the CRC posted its preliminary findings:

“Today, the Compliance Review Commission reported on its ongoing exhaustive and unbiased review of the May 2017 vote for California Democratic Party Chair. On behalf of all California Democrats, I sincerely thank the members of the commission who spent the last week thoroughly and fairly assessing each voter and each vote cast.

Throughout this process, the CRC has reinforced our Party’s commitment to integrity and transparency in elections. The exhaustive review of more than 40,000 documents took place in the presence of observers for each of the three candidates for chair and under the direction of the CRC’s independent legal counsel.

Now, any interested party will have the opportunity to review the ballot review forms, know who voted for whom, and find out which documents are still under review. Additionally, the CRC has invited anyone with additional information pertinent to the votes under review to bring it to the Committee’s attention. All relevant information is posted online.

I look forward to the conclusion of the CRC process so that we may finally turn our full attention to enacting reforms for our Party and achieving our Blue vision for California and the nation.”

Next Steps
The CRC will be accepting additional evidence and written testimony through Mon‌day, Ju‌ly 10, 2017. The members of the Compliance Review Commission tentatively plan to meet in Sacramento at the California Democratic Party headquarters on Ju‌ly 2‌2, 2017.

— CDP Update