Nearly Every Californian Ballot is Illegal and Should Not be Counted


This Alpine County’s ballot has the required text for section 13205 (b) but not the text for section (c) which was required for Alpine County.
This Alpine County’s ballot has the required text for section 13205 (b) but not the text for section (c) which was required for Alpine County.

According to a report by Daniel Bobinski, writing for UncoverDC, 'California clearly violated election law' and all of the 'votes are invalid'.


Bobinski writes:

In California state law, the election code is titled “Division 13. BALLOTS, SAMPLE BALLOTS, AND VOTER PAMPHLETS.”
In Article 1 of this code we find Election Code 13200, which reads as follows:
“Ballots not printed in accordance with the chapter [Chapter 3] shall not be cast nor counted at any election.”
That’s straightforward English. It’s at the 9th-grade reading level, so assuming California’s election officials can understand it, here it is one more time, with emphasis:
This Napa County ballot is missing required text from Section 13205 (b). California code 13244 states sample ballots must match actual ballots, including instructions.
This Napa County ballot is missing required text from Section 13205 (b). California code 13244 states sample ballots must match actual ballots, including instructions.
“Ballots not printed in accordance with the chapter [Chapter 3] shall not be cast nor counted at any election.”
When we read a little further, we find Section 13205. Since we’re talking about the election of the President and Vice President, we’ll look at the applicable subsection:
13205 (b). In elections when electors of President and Vice President of the United States are to be chosen, there shall be placed upon the ballot, in addition to the instructions to voters as provided in this chapter, an instruction as follows:
“To vote for all of the electors of a party, mark the voting target next to the names of the presidential and vice presidential candidates of that party. A mark of the voting target next to the name of a party and its presidential and vice presidential candidate, is a vote for all of the electors of that party, but for no other candidates.”

By California law, the paragraph quoted is supposed to appear on all California ballots. And according to Section 13200, “Ballots not printed in accordance with the chapter [Chapter 3] shall not be cast nor counted at any election.”


If the United States is to be a country governed by laws, none of the ballots from California should have been cast nor counted. It’s right there in California state code. Thus, all of California’s ballots are invalid, they cannot be officially counted in the state’s vote totals, and California’s electoral college votes must be invalidated.


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Originally published at UncoverDC