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Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:00 PM

Gov. Newsom's election order blocked after Republicans sue over his emergency powers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California judge on Friday suspended an executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom that tells counties how to conduct a vote-by-mail election this November, temporarily blocking one of the emergency measures Newsom issued because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The setback to Newsom in Sutter County Superior Court may be short-lived. State lawmakers this week advanced bills that would effectively do what Newsom ordered in directing counties to send mail-in ballots for the upcoming election.

“COVID is not going to be gone by November,” said Democratic state Sen. Richard Pan of Sacramento, during a lengthy Thursday Senate floor debate on the mail-in-ballot proposal Assembly Bill 860. “We need to ensure that we protect the foundation of democracy, which is the ability for everyone to vote. And we need to do it in a way that will ensure the health and safety of the people of California, of the voters.”

The Senate passed the measure 31-7. The second proposal, Senate Bill 423, would institute the county voting requirements and is awaiting approval by the Assembly.


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Sun Jun 14, 2020, 02:34 PM

1. Shopping for judges, are we?

Pick a county that (per Wikipedia) hasn't gone Democratic since Roosevelt. (Can a county judge even make a ruling for the whole state? I doubt it.)

And the GOP seems to have conveniently forgotten that each and every registered voter is already eligible to vote by mail if they want to. Some days I think they oppose common sense just because they can.

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