What is 'ballot harvesting,' and why is California fighting about it?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ballot drop boxes appearing in California this week prompted state officials to issue cease and desist orders against the Republican Party organizations that set them up.Yet California Republicans are refusing to remove the boxes, which Democratic officials say are illegal under state election law.The dispute highlights a longstanding rift between parties over a practice known as ballot collecting, sometimes called ballot harvesting.Ballot collection allows a designated person to deliver a voter’s mail ballot for them, and Californians have been doing it for several years….

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