California Passes Vote-By-Mail Bill That Circumvents GOP Lawsuit

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June 22, 2020 2:24 p.m.

One of the Republican Party’s early, big moves to back President Trump’s anti-vote-by-mail crusade petered out last week, with California’s passage of a vote-by-mail bill. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) first tried to make November’s election vote-by-mail — meaning every voter receives a mail ballot — by executive order. The move prompted an RNC lawsuit, so the legislature took up a measure making the change statutorily instead. Newsom signed the legislation last week.

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