On the recent controversy…

This statement has been updated.

On the controversy regarding our most recent article about SOVAC: Our webmaster assumed that because Patrick Todd was a former Editor-in-Chief, the article would be reliable. It was posted before it was properly fact-checked by our research staff. We intend on publishing a more thoroughly researched piece in the near future, and will be sure to incorporate the input of SOVAC representatives, the original author Patrick Todd, and Todd’s sources.

If you would like to contact us regarding this story, please email us at editors@californiareview.net.

-The Editorial Board of The California Review


Update: November 6, 2012, 1:51 pm


The post referenced above has been updated with sources substantiating the original author’s claims. Read the updated version here.


  1. So much for “unapologetic.”

  2. Terrible way to handle this. I wouldn’t bother running a second story by Mr. Todd on the subject, since you’ve completely undermined his credibility with this correction.

    Why would anyone read a story by someone who’s own paper, “assumed… would be reliable.” Take some blame for not following basic journalistic procedure instead of leaving your writers to fend for themselves.

  3. The data is valid… It’s taken straight from AS emails. I’m disappointed that the board was more concerned with covering its ass then checking the facts before issuing the statement…

  4. The data is not valid the Secretary of State nor the San Diego Registrar have an investigation on SOVAC. Plus no student has complained or had any problems. There is not one source sited and just baseless allegations.

  5. What Stacy said. The article headline is “SOVAC accused of Voter Fraud” should indicate a story where sovac is indeed being accused of voter fraud, although it appears that Mr. Todd is the one throwing out accusations himself.

  6. whups, delete delete, rereading article now with corrections….

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