‘This is very sketchy’: Ballots in Newsom recall exposed for serious contradictions

A woman posted a video to her Twitter account this week explaining what she feels is a serious potential for fraud in the upcoming vote to recall California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, with some questioning whether it was done intentionally.

In the video, the woman describes the official ballot, pointing out that the most important question is the first one: Whether or not the voter actually wants to recall Newsom.

“Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?” the top question on the ballot asks. If more than half of voters choose “no,” then Newsom will remain in office, but if a majority votes “yes,” then he’ll be replaced by the candidate who receives the most votes.

If the voter chooses “Yes,” then they must choose someone to replace him, and there are literally dozens of names on the ballot; 46 candidates have filed to replace Newsom.

The woman notes that her preference is conservative pundit and author Larry Elder, adding that she believes it’s best for Californians who are tired of Newsom to coalesce around a single candidate to have the best chance to unseat him.

“But like I said, the most important thing is that we get him out,” the woman said, pointing at the “yes” choice to recall Newsom.

Continuing, she added, “This is the sketchy part.”

The woman went on to explain that the mail-in envelope was designed with two holes cut in the front of it and that, if the ballot is put inside the standard way, handlers can tell right away if the voter cast a “yes” vote.

“This is very sketchy and irresponsible in my opinion,” says the woman. “This is asking for fraud. Anybody that has access to this mail-in envelope can see who’s voted ‘yes,’ toss it, do whatever they want to it. They can see your vote from the outside of the envelope.

She went on to advise voters who are as concerned about the potential for fraud to reverse-fold their ballots and place them inside the return envelope in a way that does not show they voted to recall Newsom.

“I think that’s important, and if you can, share this information,” the woman concluded.

Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell shared the woman’s post on Twitter and tagged Newsom.

@GavinNewsom needs to be asked if his team did this on purpose. This is cheating,” Grenell wrote.

Actor Travis Wester noted in response that the ballot envelope in question is just for Los Angeles County, but was nonetheless suspicious.

“This is specific to LA County (my ballot is different, as I left LA), but it’s sus af,” he wrote, using acronyms for “suspect as f**k.”

Newsom is said to be in the most danger of being recalled since the early 2000s when Democratic Gov. Gray Davis was successfully recalled and replaced with action star and then-GOP candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger.

And Elder, who is also running as a Republican, is being viewed as one of his biggest challengers, according to the most recent polling data.

No Republican has won statewide office in the Democrat super-majority state since 2006.

Jon Dougherty

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