The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the California Republican Party Sunday Govt. Gavin has sued News Paddy and Secretary of State Alex Padilla, claiming that the executive order that sent mail-in ballots to all registered voters in the state was an “illegal force” that invites potential fraud.
Newsem’s order will send ballots to all registered voters, including inactive voters, in order to prevent voters from being infected with the coronavirus. It has raised concerns that ballots sent to displaced or deceased people will be filled and submitted until the voter list is inspected and cleared before the ballot is mailed. Many Republicans have expressed concern that Democrats could try to misuse the ballot, running for office.
“In direct possession of the legislature’s authority, Governor News issued an executive order rewriting the entire election code for the November 2020 election cycle,” read the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on Sunday. “This bold seizure of power was not permitted by state law and violated both the Election Clause and the Electoral Clause of the United States Constitution.”
The lawsuit alleges that Newsom “created a recipe for disaster” by arguing that it “invited the fraud” by ordering everyone registered to vote, including inactive voters. Republicans further claim that by giving Newsom the sole power to decide where to vote privately, it “violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment” and “leads to arbitrary and discriminatory treatment of individual voters.”
As an example of potential malpractice, the complaint alleges that mailed ballots could easily be blocked if the wrong parties were sent to the wrong addresses incorrectly or if the recipients lived in a large residential building. Furthermore, Republicans wrote, polling stations can be sensitive to pressure from others when voting outside the secret boundaries of one polling station.
Republicans have further claimed that such large-scale mail-in voting could lead to malpractice involving third-party ballot collectors.
The complaint sought an injunction against the enforcement of the order and the court sought a verdict declaring it unlawful.
“Democrats continue to use this epidemic as a driver to implement their epidemic election agenda, and Governor News’ executive order is the latest direct attack on the integrity of our election,” RNC Chairman Ron McDaniel said in a statement. “Newsom’s illegal power grab is a recipe for disaster that will destroy the confidence that Californians deserve in protecting their vote.”
Fox News reached Newsom’s office to comment but received no response.
Ex rap. Darrell Isa, R-California, filed his lawsuit against Newsom over the order last week. Resignation, the former rapist in the wake of his resignation. Duncan, who was a candidate for Hunter’s seat, claimed in his complaint that Newsm’s order “would not allow the votes of countless voters to be cast or counted.” It claimed that the cost of Isa’s campaign would increase further and that it would “rebuild his electoral strategy”, politico and Court news Report.
Newsom and other Democrats, however, said the coronavirus epidemic warned against taking drastic measures to send missing ballots to everyone so that voters do not have to reveal themselves to the public at polling stations, so CVVID-19 is caught or at risk.
“Elections and the right to vote are the foundation of our democracy,” Newsom said in a statement after signing the order earlier this month. “No Californian should be forced to risk their health to exercise their voting right.” Ron
Newsom acknowledged that mail-in voting was not necessarily the norm, and insisted that Californians would continue to have access to private voting sites, so that mail-in ballots would not be required.
“The mail-in ballot is not the perfect solution for everyone and I look forward to the continued partnership of our public health experts and state secretaries and legislators to create safe personal opportunities for Californians who are not able to vote,” he said.