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Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court to End California’s Corrupt Election Process
Plaintiffs Include Election Integrity Project®California and Ten California Congressional Candidates
Los Angeles County, California, January 5, 2021 – On Monday, January 4, 2021, Primary Law Group, P.C., and co-counsel, Tyler & Bursch, LLP, filed a lawsuit in the U. S. District Court, Central District of California on behalf of Election Integrity Project®California and ten California Congressional candidates, James P. Bradley, Aja Smith, Eric Early, Alison Hayden, Jeffrey Gorman, Mark Reed, Buzz Patterson, Mike Cargile, Kevin Cookingham, and Greg Raths.
Defendants named in the lawsuit for having violated the Elections Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, the Due Process Clause and the Guarantee Clause of the U.S. Constitution are: Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General, Gavin Newsom, Governor of The State Of California, and 13 county Registrar of Voters.
The Constitution of the United States guarantees the right of every eligible citizen to cast an equal vote to determine who will represent him or her in government through the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and, in the case of Federal congressional elections, through the Elections Clause (Art. I, § 4, cl. 1).
Practices that promote the casting of illegal or unreliable ballots fail to contain basic minimum guarantees against such conduct are a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment by leading to the diminution in value of validly cast ballots.
Election Integrity Project®California, Inc. (EPICa), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, has been investigating elections in California for 10 years, documenting and reporting election abuses to governmental officials. Rather than correct the fundamental flaws in the election process, California state officials have created more opportunities for fraud and manipulation.
Predictably, the conduct of the 2020 election eviscerated citizen oversight, caused mass irregularities and opportunities for fraud, and violated the rights of lawful voters, citizen observers, and candidates.
The expansion of vote-by-mail ballots and the changes in the law to send vote-by-mail ballots to all registered voters created a process where known ineligible voters (including deceased persons, non-citizens, and non-residents) were sent live ballots. As passed elections have shown, deceased persons, non-citizens, and non-residents are often recorded as having voted in elections. That same election fraud occurred in the November 2020 election impacting the Plaintiffs and all of the citizens in each of the Congressional Districts at issue, including Election Integrity Project®California’s volunteer election observers.
Upcoming elections scheduled to take place as early as March 2021 will be similarly affected. Defendant Padilla’s emergency regulations will still be in effect, and it is likely that unconstitutional emergency orders and restrictions will be extended beyond their current sunset dates.
Linda Paine, President of EIPCa stated, “We have been investigating serious problems with California’s election process for 10 years. With over 700 affidavits signed under the penalty of perjury evidencing election code violations, obstruction of our volunteer observers, failure to verify vote-by-mail signatures, irregularities and fraud in the November 3, 2020 election, we have no choice but to bring this federal lawsuit in order an attempt to restore integrity to the election process.”
Joshua Kroot, Partner at Primary Law Group, stated: “The lack of integrity in our elections strikes at the heart of our republic. The failure to correct this problem immediately will do irreparable injury to our nation and devastate the credibility of all elections into the distant future.”
Over the past three decades in California, the rights of California citizens to choose their representatives by means of a fair, honest and transparent electoral process have been intentionally eroded by an onslaught of unconstitutional statutes, regulations and executive orders that, taken together, are designed to create an environment in which elections could be manipulated and eligible voters disenfranchised.
Robert Tyler, Partner at Tyler & Bursch, LLP and President of Advocates for Faith & Freedom, said, “COVID-19 has ushered in an unprecedented era of tyranny in state government, and fraud in our elections. Any unbiased observer can recognize that we have a serious problem in California when at least one million more persons are registered to vote than the total number of Californian’s who are actually eligible to vote.”
These changes have massively expanded vote-by-mail, legalized unrestrained and unrestricted ballot harvesting, exploited vulnerable populations, and undermined protections on in-person voting. Cumulatively, these changes in the law, and other administrative neglect, have allowed voter rolls to encompass large numbers of deceased persons, non-citizens, non-residents, and other ineligible voters who, nonetheless, receive vote-by-mail ballots that state elections data show have often voted in elections.
Emergency action is needed. Due to the imminent possibility of evidence tampering, evidence must be preserved and made available to Plaintiffs’ qualified experts, so that an audit can be conducted to determine the extent and effect of the irregularities and fraud reported.
Primary Law Group attorney, Joshua Kroot, Tyler & Bursch attorney, Robert Tyler, and Election Integrity Project®California, Inc., Linda Paine are available for additional comments and interviews only by contacting Desaré Ferraro at firstname.lastname@example.org, office 951-304-7583 or cell 714-348-0808.
About Primary Law Group, P.C.: Located in Los Angeles, Primary Law Group has represented many of the world’s largest companies in some of the biggest cases, deals and restructurings in the country. The lawyers at Primary Law Group, P.C. (www.primarylawgroup.com) have practiced at the world’s largest law firms.
About Tyler & Bursch, LLP: With offices in Murrieta and Anaheim, the lawyers and advisors at Tyler & Bursch have been serving their clients throughout Southern California for over 20 years. Tyler & Bursch, LLP (www.tylerbursch.com) provides legal and financial support to the non-profit law firm, Advocates for Faith & Freedom (www.faith-freedom.com). Advocates for Faith and Freedom is a national, pro bono law firm that works to protect constitutional and religious liberty in the courts.
About Election Integrity Project®California, Inc.: Election Integrity Project California, Inc. (EIPCa) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public benefit corporation, tax exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3), who that works to ensure every lawfully cast vote is accurately counted. For 10 years, EIPCa has trained over 13,000 nonpartisan volunteer observers, while fielding only 5 complaints from election officials. EIPCa has researched and documented CA county and state voter rolls. 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 https://www.eip-ca.com.
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