Conservative talk host Larry Elder entered the race for governor of California last week, but election officials kept him off the preliminary ballot.
Elder took the case to court and he has already won.
He will be able to run.
The Hill reports:
Judge clears way for Larry Elder to appear on California recall ballot
A California judge has cleared conservative radio host Larry Elder (R) to appear on the state gubernatorial recall ballot, The Associated Press reported.
Superior Court Judge Laurie M. Earl on Wednesday ruled that state officials could not block Elder from appearing on the ballot for not publicly releasing his tax records for the last five years, a new rule Democrats has passed that was aimed at former President Trump.
“I don’t find that Mr. Elder was required to file tax returns at all,” Earl said.
Earl determined that the new requirement didn’t apply to the recent recall election, according to the AP.
“Victory!” Elder wrote in a tweet. “My next one will be on Sept. 14 at the ballot box.”
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 21, 2021
The best news for Elder is that he is already in the lead.
The California Globe reports:
New Poll Finds Larry Elder In Commanding Lead of Recall Candidates, Newsom Approval Slipping Once Again
A new Inside California Politics/Emerson College poll released on Thursday reports that Governor Gavin Newsom is rapidly losing ground in the recall election, while radio host Larry Elder has taken a commanding lead among all recall candidates.
According to the poll, which was conducted based on a sampling of 1,000 registered voters in California on a 2.9% margin of error, Governor Newsom now only has about 48% of voters wanting to keep him in office, as compared to 43% of voters willing to vote for his recall. 9% of voters remain undecided.
Contrasted with the May UC Berkeley survey that found that 49% of voters wanted to keep him in office versus 36% wanting to recall him, the new Emerson poll has shown that not only has Newsom lost ground to recall supporters during late Spring and early Summer, but he has also lost a little support.
Is there really a chance Elder could win here? He would be great for the state.