Trump Campaign Blasts Newsom’s Vote By Mail Order as a “Wide Open Opportunity for Fraud”

The Trump campaign has responded to California becoming the first state to commit to sending everyone postage-paid mail-in ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ABC7 reports Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Friday to send every registered voter in California a mail-in ballot for the November presidential election.The election won’t be vote-by-mail only; those who still want to vote in-person will be able to do so. The governor said detailed guidelines on how in-person voting will work are forthcoming.

California is the first state in the nation to commit to sending everyone mail-in ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic, said Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “There’s no safer, physically distancing, healthier way to exercise your right to vote than from the safety and convenience of your own home,” Padilla said.

Responding the Newsom’s order Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Muraugh told CNN this move will “undermine election security”.