California Ballot Rejection Rate Causes Concern

( – Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s use of harsh restrictions to combat the COVID-19 virus led to an effort to remove him from office. Organizers of the recall effort expect state election officials will verify enough signatures by early April to call for a special election later this year. However, the acceptance rate of the signatures raises serious questions regarding the 2020 election.

The Federalist reported on March 25 that as of March 11, the rejection rate for signatures in the recall effort reached 18.3% of the total number of ballots submitted, or about 266,000.

ON the other hand, of the 15.4 million mail-in ballots submitted in the 2020 general elections, only about 86,000 were rejected, meaning 99.4% of all those ballots were accepted, or only 0.6% of them ended up being rejected. Not only does that number conflict with the number of rejections during the recall verification, but it also conflicts with the 1.5% rejection rate during the California primaries. Something is not right!

Serious questions still linger regarding the legitimacy of the 2020 elections. This wide gap in rejected signature verifications is sure to raise eyebrows moving forward. Hopefully, election officials can get to the bottom of the discrepancy.

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