California is making it difficult for primary voters to review the criminal justice record of presidential hopeful Kamala Harris.
The state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation recently removed archives on incarceration rates from its website. Harris has attempted to portray herself as a progressive on criminal justice on the campaign trail, but her record has faced growing scrutiny. Most recently, Harris was called out by one her 2020 challengers on the debate stage.
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A state official said the change has nothing to do with Harris’ campaign, but rather to maintain compliance with a California law. The records are still available upon request.
The reports contained information from Harris’ tenure as attorney general from 2011 through 2017. During that time, data shows more than 120,000 black and Latino citizens were sent to prison.
The president’s eldest son recently saw a successful round of fundraising in California. According to Monday reports, Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle raised $2.5 million over a 48-hour period last week. The money will likely go toward Trump Victory, which is one of the main fundraising vehicles for the president’s re-election campaign.
Until this point, the exact locations for the fundraising events had been kept under wraps.
“Some ugly things have happened recently to the Trump family, and I think they’d like to avoid that,” said John Dennis, San Francisco Republicans chairman.
Around 200 donors reportedly attended exclusive fundraisers held in major cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Palo Alto. Guests included a part owner of the San Francisco Giants, the former chairman of the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco, and the founder of American technology company Oculus VR.
“We support Donald Trump, we want him to be elected again.” stated Joan Leone, President of Republican Women of San Francisco.
The fundraisers took place while the president held his own money-raising event in New Jersey on Friday. The three authorized Trump fundraising entities– Trump for President, Trump Victory and The Trump Make America Great Again Committee — have a combined $80.2 million in cash on hand.