Did “ballot harvesting,” not a rejection of Trump, cost Republicans Orange County?
Maybe. Maybe not. However one thing is for sure. The Democrats now enjoy one party status in California and they will do everything they can to ensure that status remains for the rest of the century. California is the Democratic urban machine taken statewide. There is corruption for sure. That's what machine politics is all about. But what are you going to do about it? The Democrats control everything. California continues its slip into non-first world status.
From Legal Insurrection
Paul Ryan expressed his surprise, and the term “ballot harvesting” that most people likely had not heard before. The Daily Caller reports on Ryan’s reaction:
“California just defies logic to me,” said Ryan at a Washington Post live event. “We were only down 26 seats the night of the election, and three weeks later, we lost basically every California contested race. This election system they have — I can’t begin to understand what ‘ballot harvesting’ is.”
Bre Payton at The Federalist explained what ballot harvesting is, and how it is one of many features that leaves California open to voter fraud:
2. ‘Ballot Harvesting’ allows political operatives to drop off other people’s ballots. A new state law allows third parties to pick up ballots and drop them off at polling locations on behalf of that person, a practice known as “ballot harvesting.” In video footage that surfaced last month, a woman who identifies herself to a California resident as Lulu is seen knocking on someone’s door and offering to deliver their absentee ballot, but “only to, like, people who are supporting the Democratic Party.”