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Judge Rules California Governor Newsom Overstepped Mail In The Mandate Ballot

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom went beyond his authority when he issued an executive order for everyone in his state to get mail-in ballots for the U.S. election, a judge has ruled. The decision does not affect the election results.

Due to the urgency of the coronavirus pandemic, Newsom had issued the mandate under the California Emergency Services Act (CESA). He ordered on June 3 that all registered voters get vote-by-mail ballots. He also allowed counties to reduce precincts if they provide in-person voting centers for at least three days prior to Election Day.

But two Republican lawmakers sued Newsom, claiming that he had overreached his authority because the order changed state law, which is the responsibility of the California state legislature.

As arguments against Newsom’s move were heard in Sutter County Court in October, state assembly member Kevin Kiley said: “I think that is a very dangerous thing. And he’s made good on his word and he’s been issuing order after order after order.

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