CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY SAYS IT WON’T REMOVE UNOFFICIAL BALLOT BOXES

The California Republican Party has no plans to remove its unofficial ballot boxes. State Republican Party leaders say they will not comply with an order from the state’s chief elections official.  Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Xavier Becerra says the unofficial ballot drop boxes are illegal and have ordered Republicans to remove them by today.  Republican party leaders say they have put the boxes in Orange, Fresno and Los Angeles counties.  On Wednesday, they would not reveal where else they have put these boxes or how many ballots they have collected from them.  The party’s general counsel says the boxes comply with California’s ballot harvesting law, which allows people to collect ballots from voters and return them to county election officers to be counted.

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