He’s at it again. California liberal governor Gavin Newsom is once again trying to seize power in the state, this time by making mail in balloting MANDATORY.
The Republican Party has now filed a massive lawsuit in federal court over it.
Newsom of course is claiming that by doing this he will help slow the spread of Covid-19, which is already declining across the nation at a rapid rate as states open up.
Newsom, a Democrat who frequently spars with President Donald Trump on a host of issues, signed Executive Order N-64-20 on May 8. The order requires officials in all 58 of the Golden State’s counties to send all registered voters vote-by-mail ballots for the Nov. 3 general election whether they want them or not. In-person voting also will be available.
“Elections and the right to vote are foundational to our democracy,” Newsom said when he issued his order. “No Californian should be forced to risk their health in order to exercise their right to vote.”
The President and conservatives are strongly against mail-in voting and rightly so. The Democrats are notorious for screwing up election counting and election meddling.
Mail-in voting is particularly susceptible to fraud, experts say.
“The consensus, among people who study fraud carefully, is that voting by mail is a much more fertile area for fraud than voting in person,” Charles Stewart, a political science professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, previously told NPR.
Republican stalwart Tom Del Beccaro told The Epoch Times that Newsom clearly overstepped his authority as governor.
“Existing California law allows for an absentee ballot process not mail-in voting. No constitutional power nor any law permits Newsom to change duly authorized law let alone reshape our voting system on his own,” said Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party and author of “The Divided Era: How We Got Here and the Keys to America’s Reconciliation.” Del Beccaro is an occasional contributor to The Epoch Times.
“That is one of the many power grabs by Newsom that must be pursued in the courts and undone lest it becomes practice and encourages more lawless behavior.
You can read more from our friends at the Epoch Times.