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  • "The reason there's indictments, the reason there's trials is because the system is working," said state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, who is one of several contenders for secretary of state, the office that oversees elections and campaign fundraising. "But clearly there is more we can do to minimize the likelihood of this kind of bad behavior taking place to begin with."

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