GOP steps up legal assault on mail-in balloting, seeking injunction in California

Three Republican committees ask judge for immediate injunction against California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Updated: June 5, 2020 - 9:40pm

Republicans on Friday night stepped up their legal assault on expanding mail-in voting, asking a federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction stopping California Gov. Gavin Newsom from mailing ballots to all voters in the state. 

The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the Republican Party of California filed the request in U.S. District Court, seeking a pause in Newsom's plan while they argue their lawsuit's claims that Newsom executive order to send absentee ballots without safeguards is an illegal and brazen power grab.
"Not only does Governor Newsom lack the authority to declare California a vote-by-mail state, the content of the order itself is a brazen and illegal power grab that would damage the integrity of elections in the state. We will continue to fight to ensure current election laws are upheld and that California Democrats like Newsom cannot continue their assault on the integrity of our elections," RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.

You can read about the Republicans earlier lawsuit here: