Ninth Circuit Rules Election Integrity Project®California has Standing to Challenge Constitutionality of California’s Election Laws, Regulations and Procedures

This is big news.  With the decision of the Federal Court, those that want honest elections will get a chance of discovery.  Do you think Registrars and the Secretary of State want their books opened?  Think they want memo’s between themselves and private vendors, along with radical groups that slipped them money to see the light of day?

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While this is a California case, it has national implications—it will show a pattern of how government hides the electoral process and fails to insure that only eligible people get ballots.

This is a big victory for constitutional elections.

Ninth Circuit Rules Election Integrity Project®California has Standing to Challenge Constitutionality of California’s Election Laws, Regulations and Procedures  

Election Integrity Project CA,  11/21/22   

 The Ninth Circuit has ruled that Election Integrity Project®California (EIPCa) and recent and future congressional candidates have standing to challenge the Constitutionality of California’s election laws, regulations, policies and procedures that have weakened or removed integrity from the election process. Though the Constitution gives authority to state legislators to pass laws to manage elections and process ballots, EIPCa asserts they do not have carte blanche authority to pass laws that diminish the value of the lawfully cast ballots.   The decision remanded the lawsuit to the lower court for discovery, which is the next phase of the litigation.  

Over the last decade California has passed laws, orders and regulations that have led to massive irregularities, culminating in the 2020 election, when Governor Newsom authorized mailing a ballot to all “active” registrants on the voter rolls and former Secretary of State Alex Padilla gutted signature verification requirements. EIPCa received over 700 affidavits signed under penalty of perjury from EIPCa-trained observers who consistently reported election workers not adequately verifying signatures and, in some cases, counting ballots without signatures.  

Because neither the state legislature nor Alex Padilla required uniform and secure vote casting and counting procedures, uneven procedures were applied across counties.  EIPCa and its co-plaintiffs filed this lawsuit against Governor Newsom, the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, and thirteen country registrars.   “This lawsuit is monumental because it is the first to challenge the constitutionality of California’s election laws and procedures, and we are the first to get past standing,” says Mariah Gondeiro, the lead attorney who works for Advocates for Faith and Freedom. “If we win, California will be required to enforce secure and uniform vote casting and vote counting procedures.”  

“For over a decade, Election Integrity Project®California has researched and documented every aspect of California’s election process and identified how these laws transformed an Election Day into a 60-day election season fraught with easy to manipulate procedures,” says Linda Paine, President of EIPCa. “We are now seeing California Style laws in states across the country creating the same problems that have been witnessed and documented by EIPCa-trained observers in California for years.”  

About Election Integrity Project®California, Inc. (EIPCa) ( Election Integrity Project®California, Inc. (“EIPCa”) is a California non-profit public benefit corporation committed to defending, through education, research, and advocacy the civil rights of U.S. citizens to fully participate in the election process under Federal and state law.   About Advocates for Faith & Freedom ( Advocates for Faith & Freedom is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting constitutional and religious liberty in the courts.   download pdf of article

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  1. John Hurabiell, Sr. says

    Excellent. Now attack ranked choice ballots. Ranked choice is a fraud and diminishes the value of a vote. Take it all the way to the Supreme Court while we have an ethical majority.


    Glad to hear it’s got a chance to work now.

  3. Let’s hope this goes better than EIPCa’s jaunt through the court system with Judicial Watch.
    BTW: In the 4 election related cases against Trinity County, in 2020, the Appellate Court ruled that SHALL in election law is meaningless and MOOT.
    More discovery might not help when the Appellate Court crap rulings includes that creating, using and destroying counterfeit ballots is a “technical violation” .

  4. If this win comes, and California is “required to enforce secure and uniform vote casting and vote counting procedures”, then ‘secure’ has to be be strictly defined as NO Machines or Electronic Tabulating systems at all, and the hand counting of currency grade ballots. THAT can be the uniform procedure for the state.

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