Shocking state plan opens door for ‘doxxing’ of voters

Bob UnruhBy Bob Unruh  WND News Center

A California bill would make the millions of citizens who have engaged in the democratic process of signing a petition to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom vulnerable to retaliation, according to a state lawmaker.

Republican Assemblyman Kevin Kiley explained the bill would “expose the name and address of everyone who signs a Recall petition.”

It’s called “doxxing,” and in the internet age it means releasing the private information of opponents.

The plan already has been approved by the Senate Elections Committee.

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The Associated Press reported it would allow politicians facing removal “to see the names of people who sign the petitions to oust them.”

Critics say that while the names are not supposed to be used for inappropriate activities, such as intimidation, the law “would discourage people from signing future petitions for fear of retaliation.”

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