YUBA CITY, Calif. — A California State Superior Court has ruled that Gov. Gavin Newsom abused his authority by issuing an executive order that required vote-by-mail ballots be sent to all registered voters, according to documents.
Sutter County Superior Court Judge Sarah Heckman’s ruling places a permanent injunction against the Governor that prevents him from changing existing state law, even during a pandemic.
The ruling does not affect the results of the 2020 general election.
California Assemblymembers James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) and Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) brought the lawsuit against Governor Newsom.
“Today, the Court confirmed that Gavin Newsom does not rule California and that we are still a nation of laws," said Assemblymembers Gallagher and Kiley. "California has not been well-served by one-man rule. A return to representative government will be best for public health and the economy. The Governor must accept this ruling as a fundamental principle of our democracy and govern himself accordingly.”
The Assemblymembers’ lawsuit challenged the legality of Executive Order N-67-20.