California Officials Tell State GOP To Stop Distributing Ballot Drop Boxes

California’s Secretary of State and Attorney General issued a cease-and-desist order to the state Republican Party, which has been setting up unofficial (and often insecure) ballot collection boxes across the state. The California Republican Party defended their actions by arguing that they are simply giving voters “an opportunity for their friends, family and patrons to drop off their ballot with someone they know and trust.” The Secretary of State responded by reminding Californians that, regardless of intent, unauthorized collection boxes are illegal.

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