President Trump blasted California’s “rigged election” in a string of tweets supporting Republican Mike Garcia, who might flip the district previously held by disgraced Rep. Katie Hill again into the GOP’s column in a particular election on Tuesday.
“The Democrats, who fought like loopy to get all mail in solely ballots, and succeeded, have simply opened a voting sales space in essentially the most Democrat space within the State,” Trump complained Saturday. “They’re attempting to steal one other election…SCAM!”
The tweet got here in response to information that Los Angeles County had added a last-minute polling place in a Democrat-heavy space — though Gov. Gavin Newsom has restricted the competition to principally mail-in balloting in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Early returns present the election trending Garcia’s manner, Politico reported Friday. About 44 % of the ballots which were acquired got here from Republican voters, with simply 36 % coming from Democrats within the district.
Hill flipped California’s 25th district, a Republican stronghold for many years, in 2018’s “blue wave” election that swept the Democrats into energy within the Home of Representatives. However she was pressured out in October when scandalous pictures revealed her “throuple” relationship along with her husband and a youthful feminine staffer.
If Garcia — a former Navy fighter pilot who gained Trump’s endorsement final month — can flip the tables within the Southern California district, will probably be the primary time in 20 years that the GOP has regained a congressional seat from the Democratic Occasion.
Newsom introduced Friday that California will mail ballots to the entire state‘s 20 million voters for November’s presidential election — regardless of sharp criticism from Republicans.