Overvoting / Undervoting

Overvoting occurs when you select more choices than you are allowed. Example – if there are 2 candidates for 1 position but you select both candidates.

Under voting occurs when you don’t select the full number of options. Example: you do not select an option or if there are 2 positions available and you only select one.

What happens to your ballot in these circumstances?

If you vote by mail:

When your ballot is run through the tabulator, the election worker will be notified of the over or undervote and the ballot will be sent to adjudication.

Adjudication is when an elections supervisor reviews the ballot to try to determine what the voter intended. If you overvoted but clearly marked an X through one of the choices and wrote your intended choice, they will correct that in the computer.

If they cannot determine your intended choice, they will invalidate that race (not the whole ballot, just the specific selection).

If you vote in person:

When you insert the ballot into the tabulator, a notification will appear showing overbite or undervote. You have 2 choices:

  • Accept the ballot as is. (Undervotes will be entered as is, the entire race for an overvote will not be counted.)
  • Eject the ballot and ask for a new one so you can re-do the entire ballot.

Ballot Transfers

Yes – It Happens!

Do you know someone who turns their ballot over to a nonprofit or someone else?

I’m looking to talk with people who are willing to have a conversation.

People who:

  • give their ballot to someone else
  • receive ballots from someone else
  • drop ballots at poll boxes on behalf of an organization

Email me to have a confidential conversation: shawn@tehamafreedom.org

Voting – Nov 8 2022

Tehama County Polling Locations

Drop Box Locations & Info

The League of Women Voters put out a voters guide which explains the National and state positions & propositions.

Easy Voter Guide

I’ll be voting Republican for those that are party designated – below are my thoughts for the non- positions and propositions and how I plan to vote.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Lance Christensen has had massive support from conservative mama bears! He’s my choice.

Tony Thurmond (current Sup) – endorses by Nancy Pelosi, Alex Padilla and the Democratic Party.

California Supreme & Appellate Court Justices

California Court Justices are appointed by the Governor. Newly appointed judges are listed on the ballot during the next gubernatorial race. This is a YES /NO vote for a 12 year term – they will be listed again at that time. Take the time to read about the individuals and decide whether you want to vote to keep them in their roles. Keep in mind that if Brian Dahle (R) wins the election, he would be in the position to appoint the new justices.

JusticeAppointed byMy Vote
Patricia GuerreroGavin Newsom (D)NO
Martin J. JenkinsGavin Newsom (D)NO
Joshua GrobanJerry Brown (D)NO
Goodwin LiuJerry Brown (D)NO
Stacy Boulware EurieGavin Newsom (D)NO
Laurie M. EarlGavin Newsom (D)NO
Harry HullPete Wilson (R)YES
Peter KrauseJerry Brown (D)NO

State Propositions

I’m in agreement with all but Prop 31 in the Reform California Voter Guide. Decide for yourself what you think is important – my decisions are below.

PROP 1: Reproductive Freedom

My Vote: NO – Prop 1 isn’t about healthcare – it’s about politics. This proposition allows for abortion up to and including birth. I personally believe life begins at conception. I understand their can be circumstances when difficult decisions need to be made, but I am not in agreement with a blanket law allowing abortions at all stages of pregnancy.

The questions you have to ask yourself:

  • When does life begin?
  • Does this proposition allow for abortion after that point?

https://www.noproposition1.com/

PROP 26: In -Person Sports Betting in Tribal Casinos

My Vote: NO – This gives more power to 5 wealthy SoCal casinos that are behind this proposition. It hurts small business.

https://votenoonprop26.org/

PROP 27: On-line Sports Betting

My Vote: NO – Online gambling creates too much opportunity for youth involvement.

NoProp27.com
FinePrint27.com

PROP 28: Funding Arts & Music Education

My Vote: NO – Arts & Music are important, but I’m not convinced this is the right solution.

There is NO formal opposition to Prop 28. Opponents argue that the measure would limit schools’ options to navigate future budget crises.

“Proposition 28 would require the state to set aside 1% of revenue in the general fund for arts education in K-12 public schools.”

Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California, believes Prop 28 would lead to budget cuts in core education programs like reading, writing, and arithmetic.

“Prop 28 sounds good on the surface — more funding for arts and music — but the language is fatally flawed to allow diversion of funding from other education programs that are already not meeting the performance goals we’ve set,” says DeMaio.

He further notes, “California’s public schools are failing and it isn’t because we aren’t offering enough music and arts programs – it is because we have a total lack of accountability within the bureaucracies that run these school districts.”

PROP 29: Kidney Dialysis Clinic Requirements

My Vote: NO – dialysis patients are they will not be able to get proper treatment. Prop 9 is too restrictive. Dialysis patients, nurses & doctors support NO on this proposition.

https://noprop29.com/

PROP 30: Income Tax on Millionaires for Electric Cars

My Vote: NO

“The state of California recently ruled that 90% of rideshare vehicles must be electric vehicles by 2030. Lyft is trying to force the taxpayers to foot the bill – rather than spend their own corporate money to support their drivers and comply with the new law.”

“Prop 30 revenue will be put in a special interest lock box overseen by an unelected board, redirecting general fund monies traditionally used to support California’s public schools, teachers and students.”

https://votenoprop30.com/

PROP 31: Yes or No to Banning Flavored Tobacco Products

My Vote: YES – Prop 31 makes it more difficult for youth to get their hands on addictive tobacco products. (Note: the major tobacco companies oppose prop 31)

https://www.voteyeson31.com/get-the-facts

LOCAL ELECTIONS

GET TO KNOW YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES!

Below is a link to the local candidates who will be on the November ballot, including contact info.

Tehama Candidates on the Ballot

Ask the hard questions – share answers with your community.

Questions for City Council & School Board Candidates

IF ANY CANDIDATES are willing to answer the questions on the above link, I would be happy to share those answers here!

RBJUHS District Board

  • Barbara Klotz is a conservative who has been supporting our group and coming to rally’s. I support her candidacy! She’s the only one I know anything about.

Red Bluff City Council

I don’t live in the city limits so I don’t get a vote, but their decisions still impact those of us who call Red Bluff home.

Who I would vote for if I were in the city limits:

  • Kris Dieters is a current councilwoman and is aligned with the majority of our local political beliefs. There is a talk about a recent decision made by Ms Dieters and 2 other councilmen in regards to Dog Island Park being a designated homeless encampment. Before you write them off, talk with them. The 3 that voted this way are and have been representing the people of Tehama County as we would want to be represented. Get the full picture before voting out the good ones!
  • Pat Hurton is a long time resident of Red Bluff, retired law enforcement officer, and pastor. He is also the current chairman of Christian Peace Officers of Tehama County. He has been attending the council meetings for quite some time and has been disappointed with some of the decisions made in the past. He sees the need for good, local representation and wants to make a difference.
  • Johanna Jones is also a current councilwoman. She is often aligned with Ms Eyestone. However – compared to those listed below, she is a less problematic choice.

Who I would not vote for:

  • Danielle Eyestone is a current councilwoman and former mayor pro tem. She was removed as mayor pro tem last year when she became visibly and verbally angry toward the other councilmen about an incident that she believed was a violation of the Brown Act (which is designed to ensure public transparency). She ended up walking out of the closed session meeting. The DA ultimately determined no violation had been committed. However 3 of the other councilmen (Parker, Dieters & Gonzales) determined her behavior was not appropriate for someone leading the council; they voted to strip her of her title as mayor pro tem. KRCR Article
  • Cody Strock ran for council 2 years ago. He is young, which is not in and of itself a bad thing! But his grand ideas, which sound good on the surface, are not realistic. When problems were pointed out to him during the last election, he became defensive and argumentative. Ask the very hard questions – but make sure you have the same conversations with some of the other sitting councilmen (Kris Dieters, JR Gonzales, Clay Parker).
  • Colton “Magi” Douglas Epperson is clearly connected to Strock. Check him out on FB.

Measure E

PLEASE VOTE NO! Measure E would repeal and replace City Council ordinance 1063, which was developed through an extensive Committee process that ultimately provides accountability among government officials and commercial cannabis businesses within Red Bluff.

Contact City Council members Kris Dieters, JR Gonzales, Clay Parker to better understand the impact of Measure E.

Measure E Text


CITY COUNCIL ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE E

Cannabis dispensaries, distribution, delivery, cultivation, manufacturing, microbusiness, and testing laboratories are currently allowed. In fact, three dispensary permits have already been approved for operation within the City of Red Bluff.

Passage of Measure E would rescind and replace City of Red Bluff Ordinance 1063 and while it would not invalidate the permits and development agreements that the City has diligently been working on for the past two years, current permittees may not be re-permitted at their annual review under Measure E.

Measure E has several legal deficiencies that would subject it, and the City, to legal challenges and at least partial invalidity:

(1) the residency preference would subject commercial cannabis permit applicants potentially violating our Constitution’s Commerce Clause, Privileges and Immunities Clause, and Equal protection Clause,

2) the restrictions on criminal background of applicants could be unconstitutionally vague; and

(3) the process for revoking commercial cannabis permits may violate a permittee’s procedural due process rights.

Finally, there are ambiguities within the Measure that will complicate implementation if passed and Measure E does not reflect best practices for commercial cannabis permitting ordinances.

Measure E would have a detrimental financial effect on the City because the initial fees will likely not cover the City’s costs of processing applications, requiring a subsidy from the General Fund. Additionally, Measure E does not provide for public benefit payments in connection with their applications. The financial loss to the City if this Measure is passed is estimated to be approximately $400,000 annually. Furthermore, Measure E allows consumption lounges within the City, while City of Red Bluff Ordinance 1063 does not allow consumption lounges.

The City Council is opposed to Measure E. It is unnecessary since the City has passed Ordinance 1063 which already permits cannabis operations within City limits and urges the public to vote No.

s/Kris Deiters
Councilmember Kris Deiters, Mayor


Letter to the Editor RB Daily News

“This is a misguided and ill-informed effort to remove and replace Red Bluff’s recently adopted Cannabis Ordinance. The language contained in Measure E to replace the ordinance has already been rejected by the City Council, after legal counsel determined that several clauses are non-enforceable and would subject the city to expensive and lengthy litigation.”


IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS BY CITY ATTORNEY MEASURE E

In February 2022, the City Council of the City of Red Bluff adopted Ordinance 1063 which authorized Commercial Cannabis dispensaries, manufacturing, cultivation, delivery, and microbusinesses within the City of Red Bluff.

Measure E seeks voter approval to repeal and replace Ordinance 1063 with an ordinance that would amend the Zoning Chapter of the Red Bluff Municipal Code to permit and regulate commercial and personal marijuana or cannabis activities.

Measure E would not invalidate the cannabis storefront permits or development agreements currently in place pursuant to Ordinance 1063, however the permit renewal process would be modified and there is no guarantee that the current permit holders meet Measure E standards for re-permitting.

Measure E would allow the following state commercial cannabis license types to operate in the City: storefront retail, retail delivery (non-storefront), microbusiness, manufacturing (including volatile), distribution, testing, cannabis events, and indoor cultivation. It would also permit cannabis consumption lounges if permitted by state law.
Measure E allows 1 storefront retail business, delivery retailer or consumption lounge for every 5,000 people in the City.

Measure E establishes a “first come, first served” process for selecting applicants to obtain a retail or consumption lounge cannabis permit. The City must select applicants based on a ranking system of “social equity” factors which prioritize applicants living in or within 10 miles of Red Bluff for the last two years.

Cannabis businesses must be at least 500 feet from schools, day care facilities, and youth centers when established.

Retailers may operate in the central, historic, and general commercial zoning districts, and industrial districts. Other commercial cannabis businesses are allowed in certain commercial or industrial zones, though cannabis event organizers may be located in any district when operating as a home occupation.

Measure E creates a permit procedure that gives the City Planning Director authority to approve applications. There is no requirement for Planning Commission approval.

The initiative requires permittees to maintain odor control systems but does not require security systems. It provides the City cannot be liable for its permitting decision, but it also prevents the City from requesting applicants indemnify the City for claims others may bring due to the applicant’s conduct.

Measure E allows personal cannabis cultivation inside a dwelling or accessory building that complies with state and local building codes. However, it does not create a mechanism for inspections to ensure compliance with such codes. Although outdoor personal cultivation is prohibited, the City Council may allow it.

Measure E allows up to 6 plants to be grown indoors per property unless cultivation is for medical use. It then allows up to 12 indoor plants per qualified patient or primary caregiver.

The City estimates that the Measure E will result in approximately $400,000.00 in lost revenue annually due to the lack of Public Benefit Fee provisions in the initiative.

Measure E can be approved by the voters by a majority vote of the ballots cast on the measure.
Measure E was placed on the ballot via a Proponent Driven Ballot Initiative.


Measure F

RED BLUFF UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL SAFETY, UPGRADE, RENOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT MEASURE

Measure F Text

Impartial Analysis and Tax Rate Statement

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE F

Our elementary schools are the most important asset in our community and should be our number one priority. From higher achieving students, to greater neighborhood safety and improved property values, quality schools make a difference. Teachers and staff do their best in educating our children, many classrooms and school facilities at the Red Bluff Union Elementary School District are outdated and inadequate to provide students with the schools they need to succeed. This is why our children need your YES vote on Measure F!

Although our elementary schools have had some major renovations recently through the successful passage of Measure C, our work is not done. It’s time to finish our plan to fully renovate all our schools and provide quality education to our local children. These aging schools need major classroom and infrastructure improvements to preserve the quality of education provided to local children. By investing in our schools, we can meet today’s safety, technological, and educational standards and better our community.

If passed, Measure F will provide funding to make facility improvements at local elementary schools including:
• Repairing or replacing leaky roofs
• Replacing outdated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
• Upgrading inadequate electrical systems
• Replacing deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems
• Making health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements
Measure F makes financial sense and protects taxpayers.
• All funds must be spent locally and cannot be taken by the State.
• By law, spending must be reviewed and annually audited by an independent citizens’ oversight committee.
• Funds can only be spent to improve our schools, not for teacher or administrator salaries.

Measure F upgrades and renovates old and inadequate school facilities, improves the education of local children, and maintains the quality of our community.

Join us and VOTE YES ON MEASURE F!

s/ Kate Grissom

s/ Ron Clark

s/ William R Moule

s/ Richard DuVarney

s/Adriana Griffin

WHY AND HOW TO VOTE IN PERSON

I’m hearing a lot of recommendations to “vote early”, even from the Republican Party.  They say this because 1) once your ballot is received, they can remove you from their outreach list and 2) the longer you wait, the higher possibility you will forget.

BUT is it really better?

Please take the time to understand why it’s important to VOTE IN PERSON.

Per the Election Integrity Project, “When you return your ballot in an envelope with your name and address clearly visible, you are, in effect, waiving your right to a secret ballot, as you, the voter, are clearly identifiable. You are also subjecting your ballot to innumerable opportunities for potential manipulation as it passes through hundreds of hands of postal workers, seasonal elections officials, ballot traffickers and signature verifiers.”

Learn about how the machine data and specific mail-in-ballots can be manipulated or changed on our website: Election Integrity – Tehama Citizens for Freedom.  Contact me if you have questions or want to talk more about the vulnerability of our voting system. 

DID YOU KNOW???:  In the 2020 election, the Tehama County mail in ballots did not align in the tabulation machine correctly.  Our election clerk (elected position), assembled a team to recreate each and every ballot.  Which means, the specific ballot you filled out was not counted, a duplicate was created in its place.  I trust our clerk, but mistakes happen and without oversight, we have no way to feel confident that our ballots were counted correctly.  

HOW TO VOTE IN PERSON

  • Sign up for ballot tracking: https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/
  • Take the time to get to know the candidates and any measures or bills!  My thoughts on some of our candidates can be found here:  Local Election Candidates  I WILL BE SHARING A COMPILED LIST FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES SOON!  Email me if you have any info on candidates!
  • Find your voting location and go there on Election Day. Tehama County Polling Locations
  • Bring your mail in ballot!!
    • Historically, our county has a different ballot for same day voting. Give your Mail-in ballot to a poll worker when you sign in to vote. Be sure to mark surrendered in big letters across the ballots and envelope – but wait to do this until you are sure you will get a new ballot.
    • If you do not bring your mail in ballot, you will be given a provisional ballot. The election clerk will decide whether your provisional ballot is accepted and counted.
  • Fill out your ballot in a private booth
  • When complete, find the tabulation machine (a poll worker will help you)
    • Put the ballot(s) into the machine
    • The machine will read the ballot and show your selections on the screen – scroll through to confirm your selections are correct
    • When you are satisfied, finalize your vote

IF YOU EXPERIENCE OR SEE ANYTHING UNUSUAL – REPORT IT HERE:  https://www.eip-ca.com/incident.htm

SHARPIES & BALL POINT PENS

In 2020, some counties across the country had challenges using sharpies on the ballots.  Sharpies bleed through the paper and may taint a ballot selection box on the reverse side.  Our ballots should be aligned so that can’t happen, but why use a pen that could cause any question?

When asked about it earlier this year, our local elections office stated that ball point pens gum up the machines, which means the voting/counting process has to be stopped so they can clean the machines. 

Some polling locations on Tehama County only have sharpies available.  You may want to bring your own pen to ensure bleed through does not happen.

BE A POLL WATCHER!

We need people to observe the polling locations, as well as the count, on Election Day. If you are interested in signing up to be an observer, email me and I’ll get you connected with the coordinator. Training will be provided.

Tehama County Election Candidates

Below is a link to the local candidates who will be on the November ballot, including contact info.

Tehama Candidates on the Ballot

The only opinions I personally have are about the RB City council. I don’t live in the city limits so I don’t get a vote, but their decisions still impact those of us who call Red Bluff home.

Who I would vote for if I were in the city limits:

  • Kris Dieters is a current councilwoman and is aligned with the majority of our local political beliefs. There is a talk about a recent decision made by Ms Dieters and 2 other councilmen in regards to Dog Island Park being a designated homeless encampment. Before you write them off, talk with them. The 3 that voted this way are and have been representing the people of Tehama County as we would want to be represented. Get the full picture before voting out the good ones!
  • Pat Hurton is a long time resident of Red Bluff, retired law enforcement officer, and pastor. He is also the current chairman of Christian Peace Officers of Tehama County. He has been attending the council meetings for quite some time and has been disappointed with some of the decisions made in the past. He sees the need for good, local representation and wants to make a difference.

Who I would not vote for:

  • Danielle Eyesrone is a current councilwoman and former mayor pro tem. She was removed as mayor pro tem last year when she became visibly and verbally angry toward the other councilmen about an incident that she believed was a violation of the Brown Act (which is designed to ensure public transparency). She ended up walking out of the closed session meeting. The DA ultimately determined no violation had been committed. However 3 of the other councilmen (Parker, Dieters & Gonzales) determined her behavior was not appropriate for someone leading the council; they voted to strip her of her title as mayor pro tem. KRCR Article
  • Johanna Jones is also a current councilwoman. She is often aligned with Ms Eyestone.
  • Cody Strock ran for council 2 years ago. He is young, which is not in and of itself a bad thing! But his grand ideas, which sound good on the surface, are not realistic. When problems were pointed out to him, he became defensive and argumentative. He is also the author of Measure E – which would turn Tehama into pot central.
  • Colton “Magi” Douglas Epperson is clearly connected to Strock. Check him out on FB.

Get to know these people! Email them, call them – find out if they are aligned with your values!

Personally, I’m tired of elected officials who don’t listen to or care about our values and opinions. We need people who want to take a stand for the people of our community.

When the mask and vaccine mandates were an issue last year, I sent a great deal of information to all of our county officials. Some responded with support – some, like Ms Eyestone, responded with criticism (her emails were quite dismissive because she didn’t agree with my political stand).

We have the opportunity to create change for the better – let’s do that!

Letter to Tehama County Re: Moment of Truth Summit

To: ccarlson@co.tehama.ca.us, dgarton@co.tehama.ca.us, bwilliams@co.tehama.ca.us, jleach@co.tehama.ca.us, bmoule@co.tehama.ca.us, elections@co.tehama.ca.us, deyestone@cityofredbluff.org, deiters@cityofredbluff.org, cparker@cityofredbluff.org, jgonzales@cityofredbluff.org, jjones@cityofredbluff.org

I am writing to request that you take the time to watch the Aug 20-21 MOMENT OF TRUTH SUMMIT.  

While I personally think our elections clerk is doing her job by the book, I have seen enough proof to believe there has been corruption in our elections by way of the machines.  I’m not alone – I am asked often how we can do an audit of our elections.  

Tina Peters, an election clerk in Colorado, believed elections in her county were corruption proof.  She knew she was doing a thorough job.  But after several constituents asked her to do a hand count and look at the computers, she began to dig into her election data (mostly to appease those who had concerns and prove them wrong).  As it turned out, she found that the data had indeed been changed in the machines.

She first spoke publicly about this at a Cyber Symposium last year.  You can watch the videos from that and learn more about Tina here: https://www.tinapetersforcolorado.com/video

The movie “[s]election.code” (during which Tina Peters shares more detail on what she’s found and how she has been treated since) will be shown during the Moment of Truth Summit this weekend.  

Whatever you THINK may be happening, as our elected officials, doesn’t it make sense to be able to PROVE that Tehama County elections are indeed safe and secure?  If we can’t, or won’t, do that – we have a problem.  

Please – watch the summit this weekend and let’s talk about how we as a community can ensure our elections are indeed secure.  

WE WILL HELP!  We will have your back.  We just want to know you have ours.  

Respectfully,

Shawn Greer

PATRIOTS – RUN FOR OFFICE!!!

THERE ARE LOTS OF POSITIONS UP FOR ELECTION! If you’ve ever thought about running, you still have time to file!

The deadline for candidates to file a declaration of candidacy for the Nov. 8 general election is Friday, Aug. 12.

Red Bluff

  • 3 City Council seats open
  • 2 Red Bluff Joint Union High School District seats
  • 3 Red Bluff Elementary School District seats
  • 3 Antelope School District seats
  • 3 Los Molinos Unified School District full term
  • 1 Los Molinos Unified School District short term seat

Corning

  • 2 full term City Council seats
  • 1 short term City Council seat
  • 3 Corning High School board
  • 3 Corning Elementary School board

If you are a patriot seeking to create change for our county, WE WILL BACK YOU! Contact Shawn at shawn@tehamafreedom.org.

Important Links

[s]election.code

Tina Peters is the Mesa County, Colorado Election clerk.

She believed the the election system, including the Dominion machines used in that county, was secure and invulnerable to attack.

But she had numerous complaints that said otherwise. Enough so that she hired a forensic auditor to dig into the machines.

What she found is shocking.

Selection Code is a documentary tracking her discoveries and showing the lengths corrupt people will go to cover up their acts. They upended her life.

All it takes for ever to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

This wasn’t just the 2020 general election. She also found corruption in a local city council election.

Folks – WE HAVE DOMINION MACHINES in Tehama County!!!!

Our election clerk and our Board of Supervisors believe they are safe. We know they’re not.

So what do we do? How do we convince them we/they need to dig into the elections data? How do we convince them to get rid of the machines? How do we get them to validate the recent elections? Why is asking to verify the validity of our elections such a bad thing?

https://selectioncode.com/

Learn more about election fraud: https://tehamafreedom.org/live-local/government/election-integrity/

Election Results

Voter Turnout

We have 37,815 registered voters.

In the 2018 primaries, 14,697 voted.

In the 2020 primaries, 18,285 voted.

In the 2022 primary, only 14,004 voted.

What can we do to increase voter turnout?

  • Booths at the farmers market and other events to get people to register or update their registration?
  • Coordinate rides for those who cannot make it?

What ideas do you have? Email me: shawn@tehamafreedom.org

LOCAL RESULTS – Updated June 13

Tehama Summary Report

How To Vote In Person

We voted at Ridgeway Park – the ladies there were very nice and patient with us.  

You MUST take your mail in ballot or your vote will not count today – they will do a provisional ballot to verify that you did not vote twice.

Here are the steps vote in person:

  1. Tell them you are voting in person
    • Write “surrendered” across both ballots (there is an A and B).
    • Put the ballots inside the envelope and seal it 
    • Give it to one of the workers – they will wrote surrendered on the envelope
  2. Tell them your name – you will sign a log and they will give you an in-person ballot
  3. Fill out your ballot behind one of the curtains
  4. Take your ballot to the machine and insert each form separately
    • If the ballot is accepted correctly, you will be able to scroll through and confirm your selections
    • Hit the green CAST butron

That’s it! Easy least – anyone can do it!

IF YOU EXPERIENCE SOMETHING STRANGE ON ELECTION DAY – COMPLETE A CITIZENS INCIDENT STATEMENT

Adopt a Ballot Box

If you have time to watch poll boxes today, document any strange activity

List of Voting Boxes

IMPORTANT NOTE: Electioneering (wearing campaign paraphernalia, handing out campaign literature, talking about politics, advising voters in any way) is NOT legal within 100 feet of a drop box.

  • Dress neutrally and just watch. You may be near the box as long as there is no appearance of interference with voters submitting their ballots.
  • Check with the elections office in your county to find out the schedule for emptying the boxes you have “adopted”. Try to be there at least once when boxes are being emptied.
  • Go at different times of the day and night.

Look for:

  • Is the area safe and secure?
  • Is the area accessible?
  • Is there surveillance?
  • Is the box staffed by credentialed elections office employees?
  • If so, are the ballots inspected for voter error and required signatures?
  • Is the box securely sealed?
  • Is anything other than ballots being inserted into the box?
  • How often and securely is the box emptied?
  • Is the box often over-stuffed?
  • Are the ballots carefully and respectfully treated?
  • Is there a 2-person chain of custody at all times?
  • Is the transporting container locked/sealed for security?
  • ON ELECTION NIGHT: is the box locked at EXACTLY 8:00 p.m.to prohibit further ballot drop-offs?

LETS GO VOTE!

VIP – Vote In Person

Mail-In Ballots, whether you mail them or drop them in a poll box, are susceptible to adjudication by the elections office.

Adjudication: a formal judgement on a disputed matter

When the poll workers run stacks of ballots through the tabulator (up to 50 at a time), the machine identifies any and all “problem ballots”. These may be damaged, mis-aligned, bleed thru, multiple choices for the same position, etc.

When that happens, they make a decision on how to correct the problem. That’s adjudication.

Adjudication essentially gives the worker the ability to make a change to your ballot. (These systems are set to make changes to one ballot or all 50.)

If the ballot is damaged, workers will recreate the ballot on a new one.

In the 2021 recall election, the majority of Tehama County Mail-in ballots did not align in the tabulators – ALL OF THOSE were recreated by a 4 person board. Action News Now Story on Ballot Errors

We are trusting people we don’t know with our vote. We are trusting they will do the right thing. I don’t doubt that our elections clerk is honest and wants to do the right thing – but she doesn’t know what she doesn’t know (and she clearly isn’t interested in learning what we know).

The Tehama Elections Clerk is up for re-election this year and has no opponent. We need someone new to run in 2026!

This is one of the reasons it is so incredibly important to have POLL WATCHERS from multiple parties. These volunteers ensure the workers making changes are doing the right thing.

In 2020, certain precincts denied access to Republican poll watchers. Do you remember seeing the workers board up the windows and set up barriers too far away to see the details of what they were doing?

In some cities, specifically in the swing states, the workers shut down on the night of Nov 3, sending the poll watchers home. But they continued counting after the watchers left.

One precinct claimed there was a water main break. It turned out that it was a minor leak in a restroom that was easily fixed. There is video showing workers pulling bags of ballots out from underneath skirted tables and scanning batches through the tabulators 2,3, even 4 times over – after the watchers left.

I want to encourage you to do 2 things in future elections:

  1. Vote In Person (you scan your ballot – it doesn’t get adjudicated and you know for certain what is recorded)
  2. Become a Poll Watcher – anyone can sign up at the elections office and they give you a badge to formally watch the polls. For training:

Learn more about the 2020 fraud issues here: https://tehamafreedom.org/live-local/government/election-integrity/

My Final Picks

US Senator – Cordie Williams

US Senator partial term – Mark Meuser

US Representative 1st District – Tim Geist

State Assembly 3rd District – James Gallagher

Governor – Anthony Trimini

Lt Governor – David Fennel

Secretary of State – Rachel Hamm

Controller – Lanhee Chen

Treasurer – Jack Guerrero

Attorney General – Eric Early

Insurance Commissioner – Robert Molnar

State Board of Equalization 1st District – Ted Gaines

Superintendent of Public Instruction – George Yang

Tehama County Sheriff – Chad Parker

Tehama County Auditor/Controller – Candy Carlson

Assessor – Kenneth Brown

Clerk/Recorder – Jennifer Vise

Disrict Attorney – Matt Rogers

Tax Collector – Parker Hunt

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Jim Gibson

  • Accountability – for teachers and administrators
  • Basics – teach math, reading, science, history (not politics or sex ed)
  • Commitment to parents and taxpayers

George Yang

Lance Christensen

not 100% sure where he stands on some the issues but seems to have massive support from some mama bears!

Ones that concern me:

Tony Thurmond (current Sup) – endorses by Nancy Pelosi, Alex Padilla and the Democratic Party.

Marco Amaral will implement ethnic and gender studies.

Joseph Guy Campbell is calling for gun control.

US Representative 1st District

Doug LaMalfa has been in this role a long time. I’m ready for a change.

Tim Geist is the only other republican on the ballot. I like what he has to say but I’m not seeing enough information to feel confident in him. Check him out – watch his videos – let me know what you think!

My concern is that if we divide the vote too much, we could end up not having a conservative in the running at all.

Thought?

Governor

Oh good Lord – 26 candidates for Governor!

  • 13 republicans
  • 4 democrats
  • 2 green
  • 7 no party affiliation

Brian Dahle is apparently the only one financially supported by the Republican Party. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. I’m not excited about his plans – they just feel questionable to me.

Anthony Trimino – I like him. I like what he stands for: freedom & liberty, faith, family, empowering parents, medical freedom, reducing state tax, economic opportunity, natural and holistic health & wellness. Right now I’m leaning strongly towards him.

Reinette Senum – I agree with a lot of what she wants to do, with the exception of cannabis. I believe medical marijuana can be helpful in the right situations (it can be harmful for some illnesses – like mine, so making it available without understanding the consequences is a concern for me). I also don’t agree with allowing it for recreational use. You may feel differently- that’s just my stand. For that reason, I won’t be voting for her. But her platform is strong otherwise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A7Y-f0D0io

These are the only 2 I’m considering because quite frankly, we can’t afford to split the vote too much and I don’t think any of the others have much of a chance.

That said – I’d love to hear your thoughts! Am I missing something?

Email me at Shawn@tehamafreedom.org.