California Dem Introduces Bill to Override First Amendment

Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) has a modest proposal. And he proposes a lot of stuff.

Adult-use marijuana: marketing: packaging and labeling.

Horse racing: parimutuel wagers.

Edible marijuana products: labeling.  

The California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act.

What does the California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act involve? Glad you asked.

SEC. 2.

 Section 18320.5 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

18320.5.

 It is unlawful for a person to knowingly and willingly make, publish or circulate on an Internet Web site, or cause to be made, published, or circulated in any writing posted on an Internet Web site, a false or deceptive statement designed to influence the vote on either of the following:
(a) Any issue submitted to voters at an election.
(b) Any candidate for election to public office.

The First Amendment had its day. It was meant for the era of printing presses. Not the internet. I'm assuming that is the thinking here.

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