Watchdog Groups Voice Concern Over ‘Flaw’ on Ballot Envelopes for Newsom Recall Election

Two voter integrity groups say holes in some absentee ballot envelopes designed to aid low-vision Californians fill out their ballot have the potential to reveal whether someone voted “yes” to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom in next month’s recall election. Election integrity watchdog groups, the Amistad Project and the American Voters Alliance, say they have identified at least three counties, including Los Angeles and San Diego counties, where absentee ballot envelopes contain a “window” showing voters’ recall preferences. “California voters are calling attention to a glaring flaw in the design of absentee ballot envelopes being used in the recall election of California Governor Gavin Newsom,” the groups said in a joint statement released on Monday. The issue first gained attention after voter Amy Cox shared a video on Instagram, that has now gone viral, showing a ballot and an envelope with holes. “When I saw this ballot envelope, I was shocked to see that it could …Read More

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