California Governor Sued for Vote-by-Mail Executive Order

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Democrat governors continue to face lawsuits over the Executive Orders they’re issuing in response to coronavirus. To date, many lawsuits that stand against governors pertain to the unconstitutional nature and subsequent extensions of stay home orders.

 

However, in the case of California Governor Gavin Newsom, lawsuits against him regard not only his shelter-in-place order for state residents, but also his directive mandating vote-by-mail, according to Breitbart News.

A Closer Look at Vote-by-Mail and the Lawsuit Against Gov. Newsom

Vote-by-mail is the latest policy Democrats are attempting to enact throughout the country. Of course, the left claims that COVID-19’s presence poses a danger to the standard voting process. However, what Democrats are leaving out is that just as Americans can social distance in various settings, they can social distance at the ballot boxes, even if this means setting the boxes six feet apart from one another.

On Thursday, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch and a former GOP representative from California sued Newsom. The specifics of this lawsuit maintain that Newsom’s Executive Order to mail ballots to registered voters infringes upon state law. Under the law of California, counties are the ones with power to determine whether or not to engage in a system of strictly mail-in voting.

The lawsuit against the California governor also notes the legal complications engendered by his Executive Order. Mailing out ballots to all registered voters in the state presents challenges in certain congressional districts with multiple counties. Thus far, it appears that Newsom failed to think all this through, prior to issuing the aforementioned directive.

Do you believe Governor Newsom will have to rescind his Executive Order mandating California residents to vote via mail? Do you think the lawsuit against Newsom will discourage other governors from issuing similar directives? Let us know in the comments section below!