CA: Deceit Taking Place by Newsom’s Signature Gatherers for his Ballot Proposition

California: Deceit Taking Place by Newsom’s Signature Gatherers for his Ballot Proposition
NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -( Last week, the Coalition for Civil Liberties reported that there is video evidence of signature gatherers for Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s ballot proposition misrepresenting the proposition to get citizens to sign the petition so it can be placed on the 2017 General Election ballot.

Please take a moment to read the press release below: 

Gavin Newsom’s ballot proposition campaign has received a letter detailing alleged illegal activity by many of the people it pays to collect signatures.

Videos and photographic evidence show Newsom’s paid ballot initiative signature gatherers completely misrepresenting what the initiative does in an effort to lure citizens into signing petitions.

“Lieutenant Governor Newsom must take responsibility for his campaign workers’ deceptive practices. They should throw out every signature gathered under false pretenses. He should also allow a neutral third-party to conduct an investigation into the validity of the signatures they have gathered so far,” said Chuck Michel, a co-chair of the Coalition for Civil Liberties, a diverse group of Californians opposed to Newsom’s ballot initiative. “Newsom is allowing signature gatherers to mislead citizens into unwittingly supporting his initiative that will strip them of important rights. How can a candidate for Governor be so reckless so early on?”

Signature gathering in California is a lucrative business this election season. In previous years, signature gatherers usually received approximately $2 for each signature. Newsom’s campaign is reportedly paying twice that, as much as $4 per signature. It is a crime – punishable by imprisonment and fines – for signature gatherers to intentionally misrepresent or make false statements about petitions they present to the public.

A court could hold Newsom’s campaign civilly or criminally liable for the actions of signature gatherers, as well as prohibit the measure from going before voters if signatures were gained by deception. Witnesses from around the state have volunteered videos and pictures that show Newsom’s signature gatherers making significant misrepresentations to prospective signers of the petition.

Evidence and additional details on the alleged illegal activity can be found here.

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It should be illegal to pay signature gatherers. But then we are talking about California, where nothing is done without profit.


Time for arrests….. Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241
Conspiracy Against Rights This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same). It further makes it unlawful for two or more persons to go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another with the intent to prevent or hinder his/her free… Read more »

Junk Bin

If you are a liberal schmuck in CA, you will not get prosecuted.
Do you thing the douchebag Harris will prosecute a liberal shill, NO FRIGGIN WAY


since she is running against him, she might…of course she has her own problems with using her office to attack her “ENEMIES” list


Kind of reminds me of all the dead democrats that used to vote in some of south Texas counties.