Trump tweets support for Republicans who installed unofficial ballot drop boxes in California
President Trump tweeted on Wednesday in support of the Republicans who installed unofficial ballot drop boxes in California, a move that state officials labeled as misleading and illegal.
“Fight hard Republicans,” Trump posted. “They have been taking advantage of the system for years!”
The president included a link to a Monday report that California officials are issuing a cease-and-desist letter to Republicans ordering them to remove the ballot drop boxes incorrectly labeled as “official.”
In his tweet, Trump reiterated the California Republican Party’s defense of the ballot boxes. Hector Barajas, a spokesman for the state GOP, said Monday that the ballot boxes were legal because state law permits organizations, volunteers and campaign workers to gather finished ballots and drop them off at polling places or election offices.
"If Democrats are so concerned with ballot harvesting, they are the ones who wrote the legislation, votes for it, and Governor Jerry Brown signed it into law," Barajas said a statement, saying the "Democrat anger is overblown."
The president has repeatedly criticized Democrats for practicing “ballot harvesting" when a third-party gathers completed ballots.
Padilla said in a statement to The Hill on Wednesday that "California law is clear - it is illegal to establish unofficial drop boxes and to misinform voters about how to vote by mail."
"The President should not advocate breaking our state laws," he added.
No wonder this guy loses Law and Order polls to Biden.