California Republican Party Admits It Placed Misleading Ballot Boxes Around State

Source: The New York Times - View Original Article
Published: Oct 15, 2020
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88% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 88% Liberal:

  • 1 negative sentiment for Criminal justice


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92% "Here's the truth about absentee ballots.""
89% "Do You Still Have Time?""
83% "The California Republican Party has admitted responsibility for placing more than 50 deceptively labeled official drop boxes for mail-in ballots in Los Angeles, Fresno ..."
82% "Voters in 35 states can request ballots so close to Election Day that it may not be feasible for their ballots to be mailed ..."
81% "A locked heavy box seems a lot safer, Mr. Barajas said.""
-78% "There is nothing in any of the laws or regulations cited in that advisory that indicate private organization drop boxes are not permitted, said ..."
-85% "The dark gray metal boxes have been popping up over the past two weeks near churches, gun shops and Republican Party offices, mostly in ..."
-87% "State officials have not alleged that operatives from either party have engaged in the selective harvesting of ballots placed in the illegal boxes.""
-88% "He warned that anyone engaging in this activity could be subject to criminal prosecution or civil action.""
-91% "The way Democrats wrote the law, if we wanted to use a Santa bag, we could, he said.""


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12% : He warned that anyone "engaging in this activity" could be subject to criminal prosecution or civil action.
92% : Here's the truth about absentee ballots.
89% : Do You Still Have Time?
83% : The California Republican Party has admitted responsibility for placing more than 50 deceptively labeled "official" drop boxes for mail-in ballots in Los Angeles, Fresno and Orange Counties -- an action that state officials said was illegal and could lead to voter fraud.
82% : Voters in 35 states can request ballots so close to Election Day that it may not be feasible for their ballots to be mailed to them and sent back to election officials in time to be counted.
81% : "A locked heavy box seems a lot safer," Mr. Barajas said.
22% : "There is nothing in any of the laws or regulations cited in that advisory that indicate private organization drop boxes are not permitted," said Mr. Barajas, who blamed Democrats for blocking anti-harvesting legislation.
15% : The dark gray metal boxes have been popping up over the past two weeks near churches, gun shops and Republican Party offices, mostly in conservative areas of a deep-blue state, affixed with a white paper label identifying them as either an "Official Ballot Drop off Box" or a "Ballot Drop Box."
13% : To the average voter, they are virtually indistinguishable from drop-off sites sanctioned by the state, which are governed by strict regulations intended to prevent the partisan manipulation of ballots.
13% : State officials have not alleged that operatives from either party have engaged in the selective harvesting of ballots placed in the illegal boxes.
9% : "The way Democrats wrote the law, if we wanted to use a Santa bag, we could," he said.

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