Gov. Code 91003 allows an attorney fee award to the prevailing party in an action seeking injunctive relief to enjoin violations or to compel compliance with the provisions of the Political Reform Act. This case holds that the statute does not pit impecunious plaintiffs against well-healed defendants. So, the prevailing party standard adopted in Fogerty v. Fantasy, Inc. (1994) 510 U.S. 517 rather than that adopted in Christiansburg Garment Co. v. EEOC (1978) 434 U.S. 412, 421-422 applies. Plaintiff and defendant are treated alike under the statute, so the defendant may recover attorney fees merely by prevailing in the action without any showing that the lawsuit was frivolous, unreasonable, or without foundation.