(KFBK NEWS) Friday a State Superior Court judge granted a request by Republican Assemblymembers James Gallagher of Yuba City and Kevin Kiley of Rocklin for a temporary restraining order against Governor Gavin Newsom. The restraining order suspends the Governor's recent executive order regarding the way elections are conducted. Specifically, Newsom ordered that each county's elections officials send vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election to all registered voters. That executive order was issued on May 8th.
"Elections and the right to vote are foundational to our democracy," said Newsom at the time. "No Californian should be forced to risk their health in order to exercise their right to vote. Mail-in ballots aren’t a perfect solution for every person, and I look forward to our public health experts and the Secretary of State’s and the Legislature’s continued partnership to create safer in-person opportunities for Californians who aren't able to vote by mail."