Larry Elder Launches Lawsuit Claiming California Election Officials Are Trying To Keep Him Out Of Governor Race

Last week, conservative talk radio host Larry Elder announced that he was entering the race for governor of California.

This week, his name failed to appear on the preliminary ballot.

Elder claims that he filed all the appropriate paperwork and is being targeted for his political beliefs. Now he is suing.

KTLA News reports:

Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder files lawsuit over California recall ballot

Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder is suing over a decision by California election officials to block him from running in the September recall election that could oust Gov. Gavin Newsom, saying he’s the target of political “shenanigans” by Democrats.

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The Republican said in a statement late Monday that he filed all the necessary paperwork to qualify for a slot on the ballot, including over 300 pages of tax returns that are required to become a candidate. But the secretary of state’s office did not include Elder on a preliminary list of 41 candidates last weekend, saying he filed incomplete information on those returns.

Elder’s campaign said he sued Monday, seeking an order from a court in Sacramento that would require Secretary of State Shirley Weber to list Elder as a candidate on the final certified list of candidates, scheduled to be issued Wednesday.

“We’ve complied with everything the secretary of state has required of us,” said Elder, a popular voice on the political right whose show is nationally syndicated. “The politicians in Sacramento know I’m the only candidate who can beat Gavin Newsom. They are afraid, and they are using whatever shenanigans they can to try to trip me up. It won’t work.”

Good for Elder for fighting this.

If Elder was a Democrat, wouldn’t this be evidence of racism?

 

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