Failures in California's 2018 Midterm Election Demand Serious Investigation

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Press Release: For Immediate Release - April, 24, 2019
Contact: Linda Paine, EIPCa President  (661) 313-5251           
Ellen Swensen, EIPCa Chief Analyst  (925) 286-1116

New Report Calls for Investigation Into California's 2018 Election Failures
Vote-by-mail errors caused huge increase in provisional voting.

Santa Clarita, Calif. -- Election Integrity Project California, Inc. (EIPCa) submitted a report to the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, Voting Section and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security today, requesting an immediate investigation into California's continued election system failures.

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The report, entitled Failures in California's 2018 Midterm Election Demand Serious Investigation, documents thousands of vote-by-mail voters that did not receive VBM ballots for the November 2018 election, hundreds of voters that learned at the polls that their registrations had been changed to permanent VBM by the Department of Motor Vehicles without their consent, and polling places that had incorrect VBM designations for many voters on the election day rosters.

"Tens of thousands of individuals have been harmed by on-going roster 'printing mistakes', DMV registration 'software errors' and, now, what appears to be a systemic failure to simply mail out ballots in an accurate and timely manner," said EIPCa President, Linda Paine. "The federal government needs to investigate and force Secretary of State Alex Padilla to take immediate steps to ensure the future integrity of our election process."

As a result, there was a significantly higher amount of provisional voting, such as in Los Angeles County where 390,000 provisional ballots were cast, a 222% increase over the 2014 midterm. There is evidence that some of these ballots were not even counted.

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EIPCa is a non-partisan, non-profit, volunteer organization. For over 8 years it has researched and observed California elections to provide citizen oversight to ensure that the state/ counties are complying with laws that protect the integrity of elections. EIPCa recently partnered with Washington D.C. based legal group Judicial Watch in a lawsuit against California's Secretary of State and Los Angeles County, where the County agreed to remove up to 1.5 million ineligible individuals from its voter list. Agreement requires that all California counties be notified to make similar changes. For more information, go to:


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