Concerning item No. 2.3 on the April 21 Board of Supervisors’ teleconference meeting agenda.

We are firmly against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s adoption of an executive order allowing an all-mail ballot election for the Nov. 3, 2020, Presidential Election.

It is our constitutional right to vote at a polling place in all voting matters— local measures to U.S. Presidential Elections.

We believe this adoption is a “foot in the door” for all future elections to be all-mail ballot. This is a Democrat Party push to take away our God-given rights one increment at a time.

The 2016/17 grand jury report was valid and true. Titled: Keeping the Public’s Business Public.

Trinity County has been proudly reported in the weekly Trinity Journal, KHSL-TV 12 and KCRA-TV 7 of having no COVID-19 cases to date. There is no reason to believe that our county’s voting citizens won’t continue to be responsible also on the Nov. 3, 2020, Presidential Election Day.

We are serious about the responsibility of going to our designated polling places. It is well known from newspaper articles, etc., that voting fraud is a common and useful tool.

The fiscal impact for item No. 2.3 states: “the cost of conducting an all-mail ballot election is not expected to result in a net increase in the costs of the election if an Executive Order is issued.”

These words are supposition. I repeat, this is a continuing push to take away our future voting rights and the constitutional privilege of honest voting one piece at a time.

I would also add something more to think about: The phrase above and on the BoS meeting agenda:  “… IF AN EXECUTIVE ORDER IS ISSUED.” In plain talk, this means that this resolution is not mandatory to adopt.

A strong suggestion to table this item for further public input.

Editor’s Note: On April 21 the board voted 3-2 in favor of asking the governor for an executive order allowing counties the flexibility to conduct an all-mail ballot election in November.

(1) comment

Trinity Bob

Dear Diana and Terry,

From the US Constitution: The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; … thus, your premise that voting in person at “polling places” is guaranteed by the US Constitution isn’t quite accurate. And then there’s this:

“The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud” … and perhaps you are aware that the most recent prominent case of mail-in voter fraud was prosecuted in North Carolina and was perpetrated by the Republican candidate Harris and his “consultant” Leslie McCrae Dowless—not the Democrats, as you charge.

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