Republican Larry Elder threatened to see the California’s Democratic Secretary of State Shirley Weber “in court” if a decision to leave him off the governor recall candidate roster is not reversed.
Elder announced his entry into the race last Monday, but he wasn’t on the list released by the Secretary of State of candidates who met the requirements to be placed on the Sept. 14 ballot.
In a ten-part tweet, Elder stated that a letter was issued late yesterday informing them that I had not qualified for the ballot due to redaction issues with his income tax returns.
Elder explained the situation and accused Weber of violating the equal protection clause of Art. I, § 7, of the California Constitution not to require Governor Gavin Newsom to comply with the same tax return disclosure requirement.
If the Secretary of State's decision is not reversed, we will see them in court.— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 19, 2021
–Larry Elder https://t.co/mnvU6s5Wid
An Elder campaign spokeswoman, Ying Ma, however, said she expected him to be on the final list of candidates issued next week.
In a statement, Ma insisted that “Our campaign submitted every document required by the Secretary of State and the Los Angeles County Registrar” to qualify for the ballot.
Dave Rubin, host of “The Rubin Report,” said of the decision, “The deeply corrupt California machine is trying to keep Larry Elder out of the recall because they know he’s the real threat to evil cartoon villain Gavin Newsom.”
The deeply corrupt California machine is trying to keep Larry Elder out of the recall because they know he’s the real threat to evil cartoon villain Gavin Newsom. I’ll discuss in studio with Larry later today… https://t.co/ZueoB9mlLH— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) July 19, 2021
In an earlier tweet made by Elder, he echoed Rubin and asserted, “We’ve complied with everything the Secretary of State has required of us. The politicians in Sacramento know I’m the only candidate who can beat Gavin Newsom. They are afraid, and using whatever shenanigans they can to try to trip me up. It won’t work.”
We've complied with everything the Secretary of State has required of us. The politicians in Sacramento know I'm the only candidate who can beat Gavin Newsom. They are afraid, and using whatever shenanigans they can to try to trip me up.— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 19, 2021
It won't work.@ighaworth @realDailyWire https://t.co/AeWpMkxfEg
Fox News reported:
The total number of candidates was smaller than many had expected — some predictions envisioned a parade of over 100 contenders on the ballot.
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