DeSantis campaign slams Newsom’s ‘blueprint for failure,’ explains why their debate will be ‘biggest one yet’
In response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed blueprint for the fall 2020 state elections, the Ron DeSantis campaign released a statement on July 15 slamming the plan as a road to “failure.”
The DeSantis campaign noted that while Newsom has proposed a “unique blend” of paper ballots supplemented by new digital ballot submission systems, such measures have the potential to lead to chaos on Election Day as new computers are being utilized and no mechanisms are in place to guarantee privacy or security.
Furthermore, the DeSantis campaign suggests that Newsom’s “unique blend” of in-person and mail-in voting creates a potential for fraud and abuse that is disruptive to the fairness of elections.
Notably, the DeSantis campaign maintained its commitment to participating in the upcoming California gubernatorial debate despite the “blueprint for failure.” In this vein, the campaign declared that the debate would be the “biggest one yet,” owing to the size and significance of the nation’s most populous state.