SACRAMENTO—Election 2020 is already heating up as the state GOP, dwindled down to third-party status, sues Governor Gavin Newsom and Secretary of State Alex Padilla for instituting an allegedly unconstitutional statewide Vote-By-Mail Executive Order heading into the general election in the fall.
The lawsuit, with support from the Republican National Committee and republican lawyers, seeks to overturn the order Newsom signed enforcing a statewide Vote-By-Mail initiative in the midst of the coronavirus lockdowns.
According to ABC News and POLITICO, the lawsuit alleges that Newsom exceeded his authority by not having the law pass through the state legislature first.
The complaint, spearheaded by #CA50 candidate Darrell Issa, is filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and emphasizes a swift outcome to the Vote-By-Mail fiasco.
Newsom has also been under legal fire in recent months when first amendment groups, second amendment groups, and pro-church groups sued him for the suspension of their constitutional rights during the statewide shelter-in-place orders.
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