The Fight Continues: EIPCa Appeals its Election Integrity Lawsuit against the State of California to the 9th Circuit

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The Election Integrity Project of California, Inc. (EIPCa) is taking its fight against California’s unconstitutional election process to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


EIPCa is a non-partisan, not-for-profit corporation that works to ensure every lawfully cast vote is accurately counted. For the past 10 years, EIPCa has trained over 13,000 nonpartisan volunteer observers, while fielding only five complaints from election officials. EIPC has done extensive research of county and state voter rolls, and has documented a massive number of ineligible voters. Sadly, these voters continue to receive vote-by-mail ballots, and are expected to receive them in the soon-to-be-set Recall election of Gavin Newsom.

EIPCa is joined in the lawsuit by 13 California Congressional candidates: James P. Bradley, Aja Smith, Eric Early, Alison Hayden, Jeffrey Gorman, Mark Reed, Buzz Patterson, Mike Cargile, Kevin Cookingham, Greg Raths, Chris Bish, Ronda Kennedy, and Johnny Nalbandian. In November of 2020, these candidates ran for seats in the United States House of Representatives, and EIPCa discovered substantial irregularities and documented apparent fraud in these candidate’s districts.


This comes as no surprise to the California contributors here at RedState. From Motor Voter, to Ballot Harvesting, to Mail-in Ballots, which have no signature verification protocols, and allow illegal aliens and non-residents to vote in local and regional elections, we have seen and reported the deliberate actions by the Governor, the Secretary of State, and the California Legislature to ensure that elections are weighted in one direction and one direction only: to cement one-party Democrat rule in the state.

The plaintiffs in the suit are challenging the laws and regulations that undergird these election practices and have created an environment that allows continued fraud and irregularities to run rampant. The suit was originally filed on March 8, 2020, in the United States District Court Central District of California, after EIPCa collected over 700 sworn affidavits from trained citizen observers, describing multiple irregularities found during the November 2020 General Election in California.

Noteworthy in the complaint is that EIPCa examined how these California laws actually disadvantage minority groups. Laws such as ballot harvesting, and the last-minute decision by Governor Newsom and then-Secretary of State Alex Padilla to do vote-by-mail voting over in-person voting are addressed.


Yesterday, the U.S. District Court dismissed the case without ruling on the actual facts, which paved the way for the plaintiffs’ to be able to appeal their case to the Ninth Circuit.

EIPCa President Linda Paine noted in a press release:

“This is a potentially groundbreaking case that challenges the blatantly unconstitutional election practices taking place in California and increasingly, in other parts of the country. Unlike other recent election cases, it is forward looking, seeking to create a fair, honest and transparent election process for all future elections.”

EIPCa plans to file the notice of appeal within the next several weeks.


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