The case, introduced by comic Paul Rodriguez, Rocky Chavez, League of United Latin American Citizens and California League of United Latin American Citizens, hunted for the excessive court docket to take into account whether or not the state’s winner-take-all method to choosing its presidential electors was constitutional. Attorneys argued that “by diluting and discarding votes” the tactic “violates Petitioners’ right to cast an effective vote” and that it “severs the connection between voters and presidential candidates” permitting candidates to ignore California voters.

“(Winner-take-all) is not within the Constitution. It is instead a partisan invention by the states that has become the default for the nation,” attorneys for the petitioners argued. They additionally argued
Attorneys for California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat who’s going through recall efforts, pushed back and wrote “there is no cause for concern,” arguing that it “does not treat any voter or group of voters differently from any other or prevent anyone from casting a vote.”

The court docket’s motion, made with out remark, comes amid calls to change the electoral process and as former President Donald Trump together with GOP allies proceed to push lies of election fraud regardless of no proof after President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. California, which has the biggest inhabitants of any state, presently has 55 electors — essentially the most electoral votes within the nation.