Larry Elder to Be on Recall Ballot

The radio talk show host and son of a restauranteur plays Black Moses to California's silent majority

By David Ganezer

Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder has won his fight to be on the September 14th recall ballot. The son of a restaurant owner, Elder has electrified Republicans with the possibility that they could defeat Gov. Gavin Newsom and replace him with the first statewide Republican officeholder since Arnold Schwarzeneggar.

Elder sent out the following email: "Huge news, fellow conservative! We won our lawsuit against the California Secretary of State and are back on the governor ballot in the recall election!

"This is a huge victory for voting rights, democracy, our campaign, you and for California! Now we need to push forward to recall Gavin Newsom and win the race for governor.

"P.S. Democrats tried to rig this system against us and even tried to keep us off the ballot. They failed and right has prevailed. Now it's time to take back California and end these abuses of power. Chip in to support my fight today."

Elder announced his intention to run in the recall election targeting California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, earlier this month. He sued California Secretary of State Shirley Weber on Monday after the state released a preliminary list of qualifying recall candidates that did not include him.

Elder's campaign said in a Monday news release it received a notice from Weber's office saying there were problems related to the partially redacted tax returns he submitted while filing to qualify as a recall candidate.

Elder's lawsuit sought a reversal in his exclusion from the candidate list ahead of the certified list of recall candidates, which Weber's office is expected to release later Wednesday.

"We've complied with everything the secretary of state has required of us," Elder said in the Monday release. "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."


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