A judge from the California court system has sent down a judgement that orders the state to include author and radio host Larry Elder as part of the ballot in the soon to come California recall election.
Elder “has won his lawsuit against California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber. The Superior Court of California held this afternoon that Secretary Weber will list Elder as a candidate for governor in the special California recall election scheduled for September 14, 2021,” stated his campaign website as part of a press release.
“The court’s ruling reverses the secretary’s decision to disqualify Elder as a candidate for alleged redaction issues with the income tax returns filed with his candidacy application. According to the court, the law by which the Secretary of State required candidates to submit tax returns for the upcoming election applies to direct primary elections, not recall elections. Hence, Elder did not have to file tax returns at all to qualify as a candidate,” stated the press release on the website.
“I want to express my deepest gratitude to the Superior Court of California, our friends, volunteers, supporters, and the people of California,” Elder continued on the website. “We fought the shenanigans of Sacramento’s politicians and we won. If elected governor, I will fight every single day for this state. This is just the beginning.”
This past Monday, Elder made an announcement that disclosed that his run for the governorship of California had been blocked, due to the fact that California’s secretary of state put forth the argument that his candidacy was illegitimate.
“We’re in court in less than an hour over this B.S. Before we submitted the over 200 pages of 5 yrs of tax returns, my accountant made sure we complied with the law, as did two election law lawyers,” Elder tweeted out.
“This new law was passed by the supermajority Democrat legislature to force Trump to turn over his tax returns to get on the 2020 ballot. California Supreme Court struck it down unanimously for presidential, but let it stand for gubernatorial elections,” he continued.
This new law was passed by the supermajority Democrat legislature to force Trump to turn over his tax returns to get on the 2020 ballot. California Supreme Court struck it down unanimously for presidential, but let it stand for gubernatorial elections.
See you in court. pic.twitter.com/enR61ZWJ69
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 19, 2021
The post included an image of a letter from Dr. Shirley Weber, the California Secretary of State, and the “Candidate Filing and Election Night Reporting Team.”
The letter stated, “Dear Candidate, we are writing to inform you that you did not qualify as a candidate for the upcoming September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election.”
“According to our records, you did not qualify due to one or more of the following reasons,” The document continues, the marked “reason” showing “Incomplete redacted and/or unredacted income tax returns were filed.”
“People are wondering, ‘Why is my name not on the list of candidates to recall Governor Gavin Newsom in this recall election?’” Elder stated in a video.
“That was to prevent Trump from getting on the ballot in California, but it did not apply to gubernatorial candidates. First time ever,” Elder went on to say. he then went on to share the letter he had gotten from the California Secretary of State, calling them “a Democrat.”
“The only box checked,” Elder continued. “Incomplete redacted or unredacted income tax returns were filed.”
“We filed both redacted and unredacted tax returns,” claimed Elder. “So I guess what they’re saying is we redacted something that shouldn’t have been redacted, or we didn’t redact something that should have been redacted.”
“Never has anybody been disqualified from a ballot here in California for a reason like that,” Elder concluded. “I’ll see you in court.”