Republicans sue California over mail-out ballot plan

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom during a February news conference in Sacramento, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

As Democrats continue to push efforts to make elections as slow and drawn-out as possible, which maximizes the ability to project and change the results, Republicans inspired by President Trump have finally begun fighting back, at least in California. 

Just as Trump accuses Democrats on Twitter of trying to “rig” November’s presidential elections, Republican groups filed suit against California on May 24 in an attempt to stop Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from mailing ballots to all registered voters, reports Axios.

Newsom issued an executive order this month — ostensibly in response to the coronavirus pandemic — to make sure all registered voters in the state receive mail-in ballots. The lawsuit by the Republican national and congressional committees, along with the California Republican Party, seeks to have the order ruled unlawful.

The unapologetically pro-Democrat media have been adamant that all forms of voter fraud are rare in the U.S. However, even the New York Times had to admit that “the mail voting system is more vulnerable to fraud than voting in person.”

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement that Democrats are using the virus outbreak, which coincidentally originated in China, with whom Democrats share much ideological common ground, “as a ploy to implement their partisan election agenda.”

“Governor Newsom’s executive order is the latest direct assault on the integrity of our elections,” McDaniel added. “Newsom’s illegal power grab is a recipe for disaster that would destroy the confidence Californians deserve to have in the security of their vote.”

President Trump tweeted: “The United States cannot have all Mail In Ballots. It will be the greatest Rigged Election in history. People grab them from mailboxes, print thousands of forgeries and “force” people to sign. Also, forge names. Some absentee OK, when necessary. Trying to use Covid for this Scam! The Democrats are trying to Rig the 2020 Election, plain and simple!”

Newsom has yet to respond to the lawsuit. But he told a news briefing announcing the move, “That mail-in ballot is important, but it’s not an exclusive substitute to physical locations.”

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