SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — New outdoor voting systems will be an option for California voters on Tuesday in the 25th District special election.

Democrat Christy Smith and Republican Mike Garcia are going head-to-head for a congressional seat left vacant by former Rep. Katie Hill, who resigned last year amid allegations of inappropriate relationships with staffers.

RELATED: Rep. Katie Hill Resigns From Congress Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The additional outdoor polling options in Santa Clarita and elsewhere appeared to have caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who Saturday morning tweeted, “Governor @GavinNewsom of California won’t let restaurants, beaches and stores open, but he installs a voting booth system in a highly Democrat area (supposed to be mail in ballots only) because our great candidate, @MikeGarcia2020, is winning by a lot. CA25 Rigged Election!”

On Friday, California became the first state to commit to sending all voters mail-in ballots for the November election, with Gov. Gavin Newsom saying on Twitter that “no one should be forced to risk their health to exercise” their right to vote during this pandemic.

READ MORE: Newsom Orders Vote-By-Mail Ballots Sent To Every Voter In California

For voters who choose to vote in person, remember safety precautions are in effect.

You will need to wear a mask and practice physical distancing, among other measures.

Comments (4)
  1. John D. Fiat says:

    Well, of course we’ve got to cater to the Democrats demands Mr. President. After all, this is Commieformia! The DEMS recently started whining about black voters being “disenfranchised” and other typical nonsense. They know that mail-in voting favors them because of rampant fraud so they were all very happy about an all mail-in election. That is until a few days ago when they heard that blacks prefer to vote in person so they immediately started demanding in-person voting in Palmdale and Lancaster (once nice areas ruined by Section 8 housing).

  2. Jay says:

    Another last ditch effort for crooked Democrats to steal an election…. Mike Garcia is CLASS and HEADS ABOVE his opponent… California it’s about time we loosen the dictatorship of the left on this once Golden State.

  3. Don says:

    So they can certainly be opened come November 3.

    And this proves the lie that we all need to vote by mail, where ballots magically disappear all the time.

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