Nina Totenberg | NPR|The Supreme Court upheld the most aggressive voter-purge law in the country. If a voter doesn't respond to mailings or hasn't voted in two consecutive elections, they are kicked off the rolls.
Alex Villanueva retired earlier this year after serving in the sheriff's department for more than 30 years. Sheriff Jim McDonnell outraised him nearly 22 to one, but Villanueava parlayed his $27,000 war chest into a second-place finish in Tuesday's election with 33 percent of the vote.
The day after Mayor Eric Garcetti selected him to be the next LAPD chief, Moore says boosting morale among the rank-and-file will be one of his top priorities if the city council confirms his appointment.