UPDATED 3:17 PM PT – Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Larry Elder filed a lawsuit against California’s secretary of state after he was excluded from the special election ballot to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) The prominent conservative talk radio host announced the suit against Shirley Weber on Tuesday.
The complaint stated Weber “neglected her duty” when a list of 41 candidates in the race was released and did not include Elder over supposed missing paperwork. In a video released on Twitter, Elder said he was the target of “dangerous and unconstitutional” political games as he has complied with all requirements for candidacy.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 20, 2021
“As promised, we have filed a lawsuit against California for failing to put me on the ballot in this recall election,” he explained. “…I turned over 300 pages, 5 years of my tax return. Guess who doesn’t have to turn over five years of his tax return? Gavin Newsom.”
Elder entered the race last week and promised to fix rampant crime, homelessness, taxes, housing prices and school choice in the state. Critics argued the Democrats excluded Elder from the ballot because he posed the biggest threat to Newsom as polls have shown he had the most support from voters.
The recall election is set for September 14.