California Republicans are defending their use of ballot “drop boxes” as a legal form of “ballot harvesting” after California’s Democratic state election officials sent them a cease-and-desist letter demanding that they stop using them.
On Sunday evening, the Orange County Register reported that unsanctioned ballot drop-off boxes — many of them marked “official” — were appearing throughout the state, often at “local political party offices, candidate headquarters and churches.”
Jordan Tygh, a regional field director for the California Republican Party is directing voters to FAKE mailin dropoff locations.
“Doing my part and voting early,” Jordan Tygh wrote in the now-deleted tweet. “DM me for convenient locations to drop your ballot off at!” pic.twitter.com/c7OUHlrWiG
— Luis Baynes (@LuisBaynes) October 12, 2020
On Monday, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Xavier Becerra wrote the California Republican Party (CRP) a “cease-and-desist” letter ordering them to stop using the drop-off boxes.