A major set back for incumbent California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom and his Secretary of State Shirley Weber, they were ordered on Wednesday to put conservative show host Larry Elder on the recall ballot.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl ordered that Elder’s name be placed on the Sept. 14 gubernatorial recall ballot, saying in the ruling that:
I don’t find that the recall election is a direct primary election ballot … By reaching that finding, I don’t find that Mr. Elder was required to file tax returns at all … I would grant the petition, and issue a peremptory and writ of mandate, directing the respondent, and all persons under her control, to file Mr. Elder’s nomination documents … qualifying him as a candidate and place his name and ballot designation on the ballot, and any sample ballot and voter pamphlet for a candidate for Governor of the State of California in the September 14th recall election.
“We won,” tweeted out Larry Elder after the decision.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 21, 2021