The Democrat political machine tried a dirty trick to disqualify Larry Elder. Then Larry took them to court.
The party that loves to throw around the words ‘voter suppression’ sure doesn’t mind playing fast and loose with the rules when they think it will eliminate a serious threat to their agenda.
Now that Gavin Newsom has pressed his luck to the point that he has triggered a recall vote in a Democrat stronghold, it’s a real possibility that someone on the right could take him down.
Larry Elder is one of the names in the running that looked like it could have a real shot at pulling off the upset. He may not have been the only one to think so, because when the official list of names for those in the running came out, Larry Elder’s name was conspicuously missing.
He describes a letter he had received from the office of California Secretary of State Shirley Weber saying that he was disqualified because he had failed to submit the complete records required. (He had not failed to do so.)
Larry Elder didn’t take that decision lying down. He brought it to court.
At issue were the tax returns Elder had submitted to California elections officials in his bid to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom. Secretary of State Shirley Weber’s office said the documents Elder shared were improperly redacted. Elder went to court to fight back, and his case landed in front of Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl just hours before Weber was set to certify the final list of candidates.
Elder brings the tentative total of recall candidates to 43.
In addition to ruling that Weber must place Elder on recall ballots, Earl also rejected Weber’s conclusion that recall candidates are covered by the 2019 state law compelling gubernatorial candidates in a “direct primary election” to release tax returns.
“I don’t find that Mr. Elder was required to file tax returns at all,” Earl said.
The upcoming recall election is a special contest, not a direct primary. Nevertheless, Weber determined that the law should apply this time because it was intended to allow the public to vet gubernatorial hopefuls. That’s a similar interpretation that Newsom’s campaign team pushed in May when it gave reporters 90 minutes to review the governor’s 2019 tax returns. —Politico
Here he is explaining his court victory and what comes next.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 21, 2021
Unlike so many of his counterparts on the left, he isn’t interested in playing the race card. He makes a different point about why they disqualified him.
He doesn’t blame ‘racism’ so much as ‘Face-ism’ for how he got shafted. It’s HIM they don’t like, because he’s a genuine threat to their power.
You don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s the latest polling.
The exclusive new statewide poll of more than 1,000 registered voters, which has a margin of error of +/-2.9%, asked respondents who they would vote for to replace Gov. Newsom. Elder led the pack at 16%, with John Cox and Kevin Faulconer trailing behind both at 6%. –Elect Elder, Citing KRON4 numbers
Remember all that talk about ‘voter suppression’ and backroom political gamesmanship that would surely result in the deck being unfairly stacked against visible minorities?
Isn’t it odd that when an example of gamesmanship finally does crop up, that it’s not the Republican fingerprints all over the decision, but the same Democrat party responsible for historical Jim Crow laws in the first place?
Maybe we could remind Joe Biden of that uncomfortable fact the next time he starts throwing around terms like ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ again.
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