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California Republicans “off track” with “wrong” ballot boxes

Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks on stage during the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Annual Grants Banquet at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on July 31, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California Kevin Winter / Getty Images SACRAMENTO – Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Thursday evening that the state’s Republican Party had “gotten out of hand” and was doing a “stupid thing” by …

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The California Republican Party says it will fail to honor the state injunction on ballot boxes

The unauthorized ballot boxes, which were declared illegal by state officials, were found in at least four counties across the state: Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange and Fresno. “The election harvest program continues,” California Republican Party spokesman Hector Barajas said in a statement to CNN. The battle for the unofficial dropboxing stems from the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has sparked …

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Ballot boxes: Republicans bring new chaos to 2020 elections

The Dropbox debacle, sparked by California Republicans who appear to have violated state laws, immediately brought new chaos to the frenzied and unprecedented 2020 election process. The coronavirus pandemic has sparked historic interest in mail-in voting, but President Donald Trump and the GOP have spent months attacking the integrity of postal ballot papers and fighting dropboxing in court. The California …

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Trump urges the California GOP to keep fighting with unofficial ballot boxes despite the prosecution threat

A voter places their ballot in a mailbox outside a library prior to election day October 5, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Mario Tama / Getty Images OAKLAND – President Donald Trump reached out on Twitter Tuesday to urge the California Republican Party to continue fighting to collect ballots in unofficial “drop boxes” across the state, despite legal threats …

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California election officials order Republicans to remove illegal ballot boxes

Senior electoral officials in California scramble to find out how many illegal ballot boxes Republican workers put in three counties in the state over the weekend as local law enforcement agencies continue to search for outstanding witnesses and potential suspects. The state’s Republican Party has since indicated that it is not complying with an official order to remove the boxes …

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California officials issue cease-and-desist for the state GOP voting boxes: NPR

A voter wears an “I Voted” badge after dropping a ballot in Los Angeles last week. Officials say Republican Party members illegally placed unauthorized Dropboxes in some locations. Mario Tama / Getty Images Hide label Toggle labeling Mario Tama / Getty Images A voter wears an “I Voted” badge after dropping a ballot in Los Angeles last week. Officials say …

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The California Republicans put out “unauthorized” boxes to collect postal ballot papers

California election officials said Republican Party members put “unauthorized” ballot boxes in churches, local party offices, and candidate headquarters across the state. Republican officials did not say how many boxes were placed by the party, how many ballot papers were collected, or what they did with the ballot papers. On Monday, the attorney general sent cease and desist letters to …

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Unofficial ballot boxes in three California counties

Officials said the California Secretary of State had received multiple reports in the past few days of potentially illegal ballot drop boxes in three counties. Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office said it is coordinating with local officials to investigate reports of unauthorized cardboard boxes in Orange, Los Angeles and Fresno counties, according to the Orange County Register. “Operation of …

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Maureen O’Connor, Ohio Chief Justice, condemns the state’s GOP for criticizing the judge over ballot boxes

“Each of Ohio’s 722 judges, 800 judges and numerous retired judges should be deeply concerned and dismayed at the Republican Party’s irresponsible claims that politics control the judge’s decision,” she said in a statement on Wednesday. “This is an obvious and unfounded attack on the independence of the Ohio judiciary.” According to the Statehouse News Bureau, she added, “Regardless of …

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