DALLAS – Former acting director of national intelligence Ric Grenell told Fox News his nonprofit Fix California plans to file public registration requests to force election commissions to put the data back on their lists election so that the group can expose any areas where the lists may be out of date. .
Grenell made the comments in an interview with Fox News ahead of his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas. He said his group is playing the long game to make conservative Californians feel like they have a voice in the state.
“What we need to be able to do is let people know that their vote counts, that every vote counts, and we need to involve them more,” Grenell told Fox News.
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âWhat we saw in the last election was really scary,â Grenell added. “It’s one of the problems we have is that the left-wing Liberal Democrats that run California have all demanded that people get a ballot whether or not they are still in the state. So the county voter registration offices are literally getting older. Voting lists and sending ballots to every person who is still on the voting lists. “
Grenell said the requested data would allow Fix California to compare state roles to its own “extended data file.”
This could reveal, Grenell said, “where state officials failed in their legal obligations to protect the voice and vote of Californians.”
Grenell also addressed the ongoing recall elections in California, in which several high-profile Republicans are seeking to overthrow Gov. Gavin Newsom. He has rejected polls which show Newsom is likely to survive the recall effort.
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âFirst of all, I don’t believe in polls that say people are happy with the leadership of Gavin Newsome. I can tell you unequivocally that the majority of Californians are not,â Grenell said.
âNow that doesn’t mean the recall is a slam dunk. What we need to be able to do is remind people of Gavin Newsom’s leadership,â Grenell added. Today, for example, Gavin Newsom announced that we need to conserve more water because we have a drought. It’s ridiculous. We live on the ocean. The last thing Californians should worry about, it is water. “
Grenell also weighed in on what parents should do about critical race theory in classrooms, arguing for a school choice that would make education a largely free market.
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âWe just spent a year where parents across the country and I can tell you parents in California watched their kids being taught at Zoom School. And what that really meant was that parents have glanced around the classroom. They are outraged because of what is being taught, “Grenell said.” And parents from all walks of life are literally trying to say ‘how can we improve education. How can we improve education. – make sure it’s not just government run schools. We have to have a choice of school. “
Grenell said that “schools should compete for students,” rather than the status quo, in which “most people who can’t afford it are forced to go to rotten school down the hill. street”.
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