Bloomberg News reports:
The Republican National Committee and two other groups filed a lawsuit against California Governor Gavin Newsom to block his executive order allowing mail-in ballots at the November polls, calling it an “illegal and brazen power grab.”
Following the coronavirus outbreak, the Democratic governor said earlier this month that every registered voter in the state would receive a mail-in ballot for the November election. While in-person voting options will be available, “no one should be forced to risk their health to exercise” their right to cast their ballot.
“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,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement, echoing earlier comments by President Donald Trump.
In the middle of a pandemic, the Republican Party is suing a state for making it easier and safer to vote.
This should tell you all you need to know about their stance on democracy. https://t.co/JAMEnKYnIs
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) May 25, 2020