Gov. Newsom's election order blocked after California Republicans sue over his emergency powers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California judge on Friday suspended an executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom that tells counties how to conduct a vote-by-mail election this November, temporarily blocking one of the emergency measures Newsom issued because of the coronavirus outbreak.The setback to Newsom in Sutter County Superior Court may be short-lived. State lawmakers this week advanced bills that would effectively do what Newsom ordered in directing counties to send mail-in ballots for the upcoming election.“COVID is not going to be gone by November,” said Democratic state Sen. Richard Pan of Sac...


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