Alex Padilla, Secretary of State of California, is getting sued for the second time concerning the validity of votes for the Democratic Party presidential primaries that took place on June 7 between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
In late May, Bernie Sanders supporters were quick to point out that there were independent election fraud organizations suing the person in charge of California votes: Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
Around May 20, videos were created by Bernie Sanders supporters such as one posted on YouTube titled "Lawsuit To Defend California Voters' Rights."
This video states that there were a couple of key issues with the California primaries voting process. For example, there was conflicting information sent to some California voters, including a vote-by-mail ballot application with the wrong dates because the registrar's office said the "deadline to request a mail-in ballot from one of the three parties was March 18."
They stated the secretary of state's website for California explained that voters have "up to seven days before the elections to get their mail-in votes in," which, in this case, was May 31 to vote in the June 7 primaries elections. They also discussed that some voters have received the wrong mail-in ballot for their party preferences.
Since there were concerns that this could be an issue related to election fraud, the organization Election Justice filed a lawsuit against Alex Padilla because he is the chief official in charge of votes and elections as the currently elected secretary of state in California.
According to the SacBee, the attorneys filing the lawsuit stated that the issue about the mail-in votes is important because "Independent [party voters] trend strongly toward Bernie [Sanders]. That's why he lost New York[:] the independents couldn't vote."
Despite the fumbling of dates sent to voters in California, a judge dismissed the election fraud lawsuit, and Alex Padilla released an official statement to conclude the incident.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Alex Padilla has until July 15 to certify the vote results for the Hillary Clinton versus Bernie Sanders primaries that took place on June 7. In the meantime, voters in California have been waiting for paper mail-in ballots to get counted.
Interestingly, it is these paper mail-in ballots that have caused Alex Padilla to get sued for the second time for election fraud. It is related to the first lawsuit against Alex Padilla for election fraud because it concerns the mail-in ballots that got mixed up in California.
While a judge dismissed this first lawsuit around June 1, according to SCPR, the case is back, and a press release from Election Justice states they are now trying to keep the election results (which they think are inaccurate and "violate the right to vote" due to the mail-in ballot mix-up in California) from being certified.
The date for Election Justice's press release posted on Facebook is June 29, and it states they will be suing Alex Padilla and other officials associated with the California election process and that their intentions for the lawsuit were to "stop the certification of the June 7, 2016 Presidential primary results."
Election Justice goes on to explain their reasoning for suing Alex Padilla a second time by stating the following.
"The filing indicates several issues with the large number of vote-by-mail (VBM) and provisional ballots and cites the Registrar of Voters office's failure to adhere to the Voter Bill of Rights (Elections Code Section 2300), which protects citizens' rights to proper observation of all aspects of the voting process, as well as ballot counting procedures."
The press release goes on to indicate that the voters were "compromised" because they were not "given proper ballots by which to exercise intent [to vote]."
They go on to say that Alex Padilla therefore "removed from the [vote] counting process" a large number of "write-in and provisional ballots."
The day before Election Justice posted their press release about suing Alex Padilla, they posted a photo on their Facebook page urging anyone in California to contact them about any election fraud they suspected.
Election Justice also created a questionnaire on Google Forms for voters from any state who feel they have witnessed election fraud during any of the primary elections between January 19 to September 13 depending on a voter's state of residence, according to My Time to Vote.
So far, there have been investigations by Snopes and others about the claims made by Bernie Sanders supporters who do not feel he got a fair shake in the election process during the Democratic primaries against Hillary Clinton in California. For example, they point out on June 9 that "[v]irtually all MSM sources are claiming California is 100 [percent] reported, this IS NOT true."
On the other hand, there are several reports that have voters of any political persuasion scratching their heads about the election process in California that Alex Padilla is in charge of. For example, CBS2 L.A. reported on May 23 that "hundreds of dead people were casting votes" in multiple elections for over a decade in California.Adding to the confusion in social media about what exactly Alex Padilla is in trouble for, there was a Snopes report from June 15 that highlighted the misleading nature of a "Stanford University study" about election fraud "through exit polls discrepancies" in California.
Although it was a "paper" by grad students and not a study published with peer review on an academic level, Snopes explains the paper "[asserts the authors of the paper] uncovered information suggesting widespread primary election fraud favoring Hillary Clinton had occurred across multiple states."
On June 15, Heavy reported about how California voters could protect votes from election fraud and gave details about how election fraud occurs so that it can be reported.
On June 22, the Washington Post somewhat eschewed the idea of election fraud in California by Alex Padilla because there is still time left for the vote count and quoted long-time journalist Greg Palast, who stated the following.
"I can tell you this: Senator Sanders won California. Let me do the math for you. Most of those late mailed-in ballots were what are called NPP, No Party Preference. These independent ballots were the ones that came in late because people had to switch their ballots. It's a complex process, in California, that's all I can tell you. The late ballots are Sanders ballots."
As for the future of the second lawsuit against Alex Padilla for election fraud and an attempt to keep the California primaries votes from being officially certified as accurate, it might also be dismissed by a judge.
If the lawsuit is rejected, the votes will be certified on the pre-determined date of July 15, according to the California Secretary of State website.
Will the California nomination make it to the Democratic National Convention if the second Alex Padilla lawsuit for election fraud goes through?
After July 15, if the lawsuit is rejected, voters will know if Bernie Sanders got more or fewer votes than Hillary Clinton in California, but the decision for nomination as the 2016 presidential candidate for the Democratic Party will ultimately be decided at the Democratic National Convention that takes place between July 25 and July 28.
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