California AG Seeks to Overturn Voter ID Measure

A top-ranking state official wants to nullify a voter ID law passed by residents of a Southern California city.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta sued Huntington Beach this week to prevent the city from requiring voters to provide identification before casting a ballot in municipal elections.

Huntington Beach voters passed the measure last month during the state’s primary elections. That came after the Huntington Beach City Council passed the initiative last year. The provision – which doesn’t go into effect until 2026 – would also enable the city to “provide more in-person voting locations” and “monitor ballot drop-boxes.”

Bonta, a high-profile Democrat, has been working since last fall to derail the voter-identification measure.

In a letter to the city council last year, he “regurgitated the debunked lie that voter ID measures ‘serve to suppress voter participation’ and threatened to take ‘action’ if the city council failed to withdraw the proposal,” according to The Federalist.

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