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Mary Plummer is a Senior Politics Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she was a reporter on SCPR's education team, and an associate producer for Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show.
Mary began her career in broadcast at ABC News in London, where she worked on TV stories for the network’s news lineup and regularly covered Europe for ABCNews.com.
Mary has a master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she won the Richard T. Baker Award for multimedia reporting. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, The New York Times, PBS/THIRTEEN and the Yomiuri Shimbun. Plummer grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.
Stories by Mary Plummer
At least one candidate in the state 51st Assembly District race has taken to texting voters, a campaign tactic that some voters say is a turnoff.
Security threats, low turnout and the rollout of a new law that will change how voters cast ballots all pose potential problems for elections officials statewide.
Engagement around politics has surged since President Trump took office but data suggest that may not equate to better voter turnout during 2018 midterm elections.
Switching the state's presidential primary from June to March would change the strategy for presidential candidates, but it has unclear implications for voters.
Research from UC Davis shows large disparities among racial and ethnic groups regarding mail voting and the degree to which they trust the U.S. Postal Service.
Vote-by-mail ballots are being sent out beginning Tuesday to voters in the 51st State Assembly District in Los Angeles, which includes neighborhoods like Chinatown.
A new University of California, Davis, study finds a majority of voters surveyed do not support consolidated voting centers in place of neighborhood polling places.
Some LA residents reacted with anger on learning of the nearly $32 million in contributions raised by Mayor Eric Garcetti for favored causes, some from companies that do business with the city.
Mayor Eric Garcetti has used a little-known mechanism to raise $31.9 million in four years. Public records show some of the contributors do business with the city.
California’s newest congressional member took his oath of office on Tuesday to represent the 34th district, but the lengthy transition has been controversial.
As Eric Garcetti was sworn in, he was interrupted by a small group of Black Lives Matter protesters who held up signs and chanted.
The state's top elections official, responding to a Bloomberg News report, says no breach occurred in the 2016 presidential election in California.
Robert Ahn's loss in the 34th Congressional District race proved a disappointment to his Korean American supporters but some see it as a step to broader influence.
There are still 1,685 ballots to be counted in the 34th Congressional District race but they won't change the election handily won by state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez.
State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez captured the 34th Congressional District seat in a special election. More than 32,970 ballots had been counted as of Tuesday night.