California Republican Party leaders said they will defy a state order to remove their unofficial ballot drop boxes.
In California, a criminal investigation is under way after unauthorised ballot boxes began popping up around the state.
Al Jazeera could not independently verify the images of what are being called "fake" drop-off boxes, but people are reportedly spotting them near churches and gun shops.
They look virtually the same as some official boxes.
The Republican Party has admitted to placing them in Los Angeles, Fresno and Orange counties.
California's secretary of state says the boxes are illegal, but the party is refusing to remove them. State Republicans are installing dozens of unofficial ballot boxes in at least three California counties. Secretary of State Alex Padilla — a Democrat — tells NBC News that he has security concerns about what he calls "fake" boxes, but Republicans say the boxes are legal. The California Republican Party received a cease and desist letter Tuesday after reports of unauthorized ballot boxes being set up around the state. NewsNet's Danielle Radin reports Judge Amy Coney Barrett claimed that legislation put in place to protect the integrity of ballot boxes could be "subject to litigation, subject to challenge." Aired on 10/14/2020.