California GOP Refuses To Remove Illegal Ballot Drop Boxes – By Jake Thomas (The Intellectualist) / Oct 15 2020
The California Republican Party has no intention to remove its drop boxes and says it may even expand the program.
The California Republican Party said in a Wednesday letter to the California Secretary of State that it will not comply with a cease-and-desist order requiring the removal of its unofficial ballot drop boxes, after the state determined the boxes were illegal.
- California Republican Party spokesman Hector Barajas told CNN in a statement, “Ballot harvesting program will continue.”
- In the letter to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, attorneys for the state GOP said all of the party’s drop boxes are indoors, staffed by volunteers or party officials, secure, and not labeled “official,” the news outlet reported.
- After photos surfaced of boxes labeled as “official,” the California GOP said it did not authorize use of the term and ordered it removed.