Lifezette: In a move designed to facilitate Democrat voter turnout, California Governor Gavin Newsom has made mail-in voting available to all residents of California, not, as previously practiced, only to those who had a problem or handicap that made it difficult for them to reach polling places. California Republicans and the national GOP are suing to stop the practice.
The Republican National Committee (RNC), National Republican Congressional Committee, and California Republican Party think Governor Newsom’s measure will encourage election fraud (as in ballot harvesting) and are suing Newsom and the state’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla. The suit was filed on Sunday, stating an executive order sending mail-in ballots to all voters in the state is an “illegal power grab” that engenders fraudulent election outcomes. As the GOP has been reduced to a rump group in the state, most that are left in the party are solid conservatives.
“In a direct usurpation of the legislature’s authority, Governor Newsom issued an executive order purporting to rewrite the entire election code for the November 2020 election cycle,” reads the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. “This brazen power grab was not authorized by state law and violates both the Elections Clause and Electors Clause of the U.S. Constitution.” more here