More candidates sue to end state’s illegal elections
Los Angeles, Calif. – A lawsuit filed on behalf of the Election Integrity Project (EPICa) has grown to include 13 congressional candidates, the non-partisan group announced.
The Primary Law Group filed a First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California last week, adding three additional Congressional candidates, according to EPICa.
Ronda Kennedy, Chris Bish, and Johnny Nalbandian joined ten candidates in the original suit, which was filed months ago the California Secretary of State’s office.
Each of the candidates ran for U.S. Congress in November 2020, in California districts where substantial irregularities and apparent fraud were documented. The others are James P. Bradley, Aja Smith, Eric Early, Alison Hayden, Jeffrey Gorman, Mark Reed, Buzz Patterson, Mike Cargile, Kevin Cookingham and Greg Raths.
As California gears up for elections in 2021 and 2022, including a possible recall election of Governor Newsom, the plaintiffs argue the need for faith in the election process has never been more paramount.
“Fair, honest and transparent elections are the basis for our Constitutional republic,” said Joshua Kroot, the plaintiff’s lead counsel. “Without these elements, citizens lose faith in the process and stop voting, and then government no longer reflects the will of the people.”
Unlike other recent election cases, the case challenges the election process for future elections.
The complaint explains how decades of laws, regulations and election practices have undermined California election integrity, creating an environment ripe for irregularities and potential fraud.
Plaintiffs challenge these unconstitutional laws and procedures and seek oversight of upcoming elections, and an audit of past results to determine if and to what extent fraud might have occurred.
The complaint also examines how California laws like ballot harvesting, and last-minute changes like
privileging vote-by-mail voting over in-person voting, disadvantaged minority groups. Federal courts have previously ruled against similar practices which hurt minority groups in other states.
EIPCa is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public benefit corporation that works to ensure every lawfully cast vote is accurately counted. For 10 years, EIPCa has trained more than 13,000 nonpartisan volunteer observers, while fielding only 5 complaints from election officials.
The group has researched California county and state voter rolls and documented massive numbers of ineligible voters who nevertheless continue to receive vote-by-mail ballots, which will happen in the upcoming elections if action is not taken.
As a nonpartisan organization, EIPCa does not participate in any political campaign, nor does it endorse any candidate for public office. For more information, visit their website at https://www.eip-ca.com.