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Two Republican state assemblymen are challenging an executive order made by Governor Gavin Newsom in court.

The trial of Gallagher and Kiley v. Newsom began at 10 a.m. at the Sutter County Superior Court in Yuba City.

At issue is an executive order No. N-67-20., which is being challenged by Northstate Assembly James Gallagher and Assemblyman Kevin Kiley of Rocklin.

The order required counties to mail all eligible voters vote-by-mail ballots. It also regulates the number of polling places and vote-by-mail drop off locations.

At the time the Governor signed the order regarding mail-in-voting, two bills pending in the State Legislature addressed the same issues.

Back on June 12, the Sutter County Superior Court granted a temporary restraining order against the Executive order, calling it “an impermissible use of legislative powers in violation of the California Constitution and the laws of the state of California."

Assemblyman Gallagher said the order created “confusion as to what rules will be applicable on the November 3, 2020 election: The Executive Order, existing statutory law on the books, or provisions of (bills) pending in the Legislature,” adding that “election officials need to begin planning so that they can conduct the election accordingly.”

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