On Sunday, the Republican National Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee and California Republican Party sued California Governor Gavin Newsom and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, declaring the executive order that demanded all registered voters in the state receive vote-by-mail ballots an “illegal power grab” and a “recipe for disaster.”
The GOP filed a complaint, which reads in part:
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. This brazen power grab was not authorized by state law and violates both the Elections Clause and Electors Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Governor’s Order is invalid and must be enjoined.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel stated, “Democrats continue to use this pandemic as a ploy to implement their partisan election agenda, and Governor Newsom’s executive order is the latest direct assault on the integrity of our elections. 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.”
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