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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Judicial Watch Sues to Stop Cali Gov Newsom’s “Vote by Mail” Mandate
BucEyedPea 12:49 PM 05-22-2020
From a Judicial Watch press release that was just sent to members of the media yesterday.
The Judicial Watch complaint argues that Newsom’s Executive Order N-64-20, requiring all California counties to conduct all-mail ballot elections, violates the U.S. Constitution and California state law.

According to the U.S. Constitution, only state legislatures may determine the “Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives,” and only state legislatures may establish the manner in which electors to the Electoral College are appointed.

The lawsuit points out that “[n]either defendant in this case is a ‘Legislature,’” as required under the Constitution, and “[t]he California Legislature never delegated to [Newsom] its authority under the Elections Clause or Electors Clause to regulate the manner of conducting elections for senators, representatives, or presidential electors.”

Judicial Watch also contends that Newsom’s mandate violates the California Voter’s Choice Act of 2016, which grants counties the option to qualify for and opt in to a system of mail-in voting. Judicial Watch argues the law reflects the legislature’s deliberate choice to delegate to each county the decision about whether to qualify and opt in to the all-mail ballot system. During the March 3, 2020 primary election, only 15 of California’s 58 counties qualified and opted-in to the all-mail balloting system.

The lawsuit alleges the plaintiffs will be harmed by Newsom’s mandate for all-mail voting because it imposes an entirely new election system that ignores the extensive qualifications required by California law before a county can opt in to all-mail balloting. Judicial Watch argues its plaintiffs will be at risk of having their votes thrown out or diluted by invalid votes under Newsom’s illegal system, and that Mr. Issa will have to expend additional resources to respond to the illegal mandate during his campaign.

“Governor Newsom’s vote-by-mail mandate is unconstitutional and may cause the votes of countless voters to be thrown out or not counted,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

“California law prohibits blindly mailing out ballots to every registered voter in the state. This scheme raises the risk of Election Day chaos as well as voter fraud.”

In 2018, California settled a federal lawsuit with Judicial Watch and began the process of removing up to 1.6 million inactive names from Los Angeles County’s voter rolls. Judicial Watch late last year sent notices to 11 additional California counties warning them of voting list maintenance issues. Judicial Watch recently sued North Carolina and Pennsylvania to force them to clean up their voter rolls.


https://www.judicialwatch.org/docume...20200522184957

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NinerDoug 12:56 PM 05-22-2020
Judicial Watch can suck it.
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LiveSteam 01:00 PM 05-22-2020
Excellent
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Halfcan 02:14 PM 05-22-2020
"Vote" by mail- seems like the next step in the Fascist playbook.
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NinerDoug 02:19 PM 05-22-2020
Did they ever find those ISIS training camps judicial watch said were operating along the southern border?
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cosmo20002 02:28 PM 05-22-2020
Originally Posted by Halfcan:
"Vote" by mail- seems like the next step in the Fascist playbook.
The next step that has been around for decades.
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Chief Northman 02:56 PM 05-22-2020
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
Judicial Watch can suck it.
Yeah. How dare an organization dedicated to oversight of the judicial machinations of the nation be meddling like that.
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Cosmos 02:58 PM 05-22-2020
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
The next step that has been around for decades.
You’re confusing these fools with facts...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ad/5235610002/

Voting by mail, means Republicans can’t close polling locations in minority areas, or send “white poll watchers” around to interfere with voters.

Republicans can’t have all eligible voters cast their vote, because they will rightly be voted out of the White House, and congressional majority.

Time for accountability and decent governance is near.
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Merde Furieux 03:01 PM 05-22-2020
Originally Posted by QuiveringVaJayJay:
Judicial Watch can suck it.
Here you go you piece of fucking garbage


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CarlosCarson88 03:02 PM 05-22-2020
Who cares where you vote? It won't count anyway
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Cosmos 03:10 PM 05-22-2020
Originally Posted by Chief Northman:
Yeah. How dare an organization dedicated to oversight of the judicial machinations of the nation be meddling like that.
Except that it’s not....it’s a political arm dedicated to the care and feeding of Republican Party conspiracy stories....so there’s that.

But you knew this....right?

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Analysis / Bias

Judicial Watch reports news on their website with the use of strong emotional language that is usually pro-right or anti-left. Common topics covered are anti-immigration, in which they highlight crimes committed by illegal immigrants such as this: Busy Month for Illegal Immigrants Committing Heinous Crimes or dedicating an entire website to exposing former President Obama’s alleged IRS scandal.

They have also promoted debunked conspiracy theories such as this. Further, the founder of JW, Larry Klayman recently promoted the conspiracy that the Clinton’s were killing people. In general, the majority of content and story selection is anti-left.

A factual search reveals a horrible track record with fact-checking. Below is a small sample of their failed fact checks by IFCN fact checkers

DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing ‘Vanloads’ of ‘Illegal Aliens’ Away from Border – FALSE

Has Nancy Pelosi spent $100,000 on food, booze and “partying” during her air travel? – FALSE

Judicial Watch says ISIS operating a camp in Mexico–near El Paso – FALSE

‘Islamic Refugee’ with Gas Pipeline Plans Arrested in New Mexico Border County – FALSE

Did the IRS ‘Fast Track’ Tax-Exempt Status for ‘After School Satan’ Clubs? – FALSE

“More than 100,000 DACA applicants have been arrested—Murder, Rape, DUI.” – MOSTLY FALSE

Did a legal settlement between Judicial Watch and California election officials prove that one million illegal votes were cast in the 2018 elections in California? – FALSE (4/29/2020)

Overall, we rate Judicial Watch Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories, and a very poor fact check record.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/judicial-watch/
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Merde Furieux 03:11 PM 05-22-2020
Originally Posted by CarlosCarson88:
Who cares where you vote? It won't count anyway
And let's just sit back and take it? Some things are in fact, worth dying for.

Or do you choose to live on your knees and just throw shit at everybody else?
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Cosmos 03:14 PM 05-22-2020
Originally Posted by Halfcan:
"Vote" by mail- seems like the next step in the Fascist playbook.
If you mean Republican Governor’s are also supporting VBM....but you know this already, right?
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BucEyedPea 03:18 PM 05-22-2020
Originally Posted by Chief Northman:
Yeah. How dare an organization dedicated to oversight of the judicial machinations of the nation be meddling like that.
And dedicated to the Constitution too.
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patteeu 03:21 PM 05-22-2020
Originally Posted by Cosmos:
You’re confusing these fools with facts...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ad/5235610002/

Voting by mail, means Republicans can’t close polling locations in minority areas, or send “white poll watchers” around to interfere with voters.

Republicans can’t have all eligible voters cast their vote, because they will rightly be voted out of the White House, and congressional majority.

Time for accountability and decent governance is near.
No one likes democrats.
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