Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 37, which would require every registered voter to be sent a mail-in ballot. The law takes effect in January and will require ballots to be mailed to voters for the statewide elections in June and November. California is now the eighth state in the union to implement this kind of legislation as Democrats continue to mobilize elections for the ballots they want to count. This was the final nail in the coffin in California elections after residents had a rare chance to recall Newsom – and didn’t.
Newsom celebrated the signing of the bill as a victory for voter access, expanding voting options, and bolstering election integrity and transparency. He said that the “unprecedented steps” of mail-in voting last year brought record-breaking participation in the 2020 presidential election.
Democratic Assemblymember Marc Berman, who helped author the bill, also pointed out that the 2020 General Election had the “highest voter turnout in California” since Harry Truman was president. He claimed that other states were making it harder for people to vote while California was looking to expand access on an “already safe and secure ballot.” He went on to say the data proves that sending everyone a ballot in the mail provides voters access and more options when it comes to casting their ballot.
While Newsom made universal mail-in voting one of the executive orders during the pandemic, the Sutter County Superior Court later ruled that his actions were unconstitutional. A judge ruled that Newsom is not granted the power to amend or make new statutory laws and that he did not have the authority to issue election orders under the California Emergency Services Act. The California Constitution clearly states that the legislature is tasked with changing election laws and that this should not have been done by executive fiat. Newsom was even issued a permanent injunction over the order and to keep him from doing it in the future.
“Gavin Newsom, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of California is enjoined and prohibited from exercising any power under the California Emergency Services Act which amends, alters, or changes existing statutory law or makes new statutory law or legislative policy,” the order states.
Many notable politicians have supported Newsom throughout the recall election, with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris even making an appearance. But throughout the entire recall, Secretary of State Shirley Weber was working hard to ensure Democrats stay in office and maintain local elections. She went ahead and allowed Remote Access Vote By Mail (RAVBM) throughout the recall election, where a voter can print a ballot from their home computer. Many have even accused the Newsom administration of cheating the recall because of this, adding that California is the “poster child” of systemic voter fraud.
Newsom has continued to snap at his critics and reporters throughout the recall, adding that it is only the people outside of the state who are “bi******” about the state. He said Texas and Florida could “eat their hearts out” with the jobs California has created and that he should be able to express the way he feels.
The recall election, mail-in ballots, and executive orders are all a part of Democrats moving forward to maintain total power in California. Anything that gets in their way or rejects the narrative is “racist” or “voter suppression.”
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