Court Orders State to Include Talk Show Host/Author Larry Elder's Name on Recall Election Ballot
|(July 21, 2021, 6:00 p.m.) -- A California Superior Court judge has ordered the State of CA to include talk show host/author Larry Elder's name amng candidates seeking to succeed CA Gov. Gavin Newsom in the upcoming recall election.
The litigation outcome is a potential political gamechanger as Mr. Elder a familiar name to many as he has for years hosted a talk show (after 790/KABC switched to 870/KRLA and is now sbndicated in all fifty states on roughly 300 stations as well as online.)
Late last week, CA Secretary of State Shirley Weber's office sent Mr. Elder a letter contending he hadn't fully released his tax returns. Mr. Elder strongly insisted that he had done so and swiftly filed suit. Today's outcome was the result:
"California judge rules that the election law Elder allegedly violated DID NOT EVEN APPLY to a recall election AND even if it did, Elder "SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLIED." I will be on the ballot," TOTAL VICTORY!!" Mr. Elder Tweeted.
He added, "Victory! My next one will be on Sept. 14 at the ballot box."
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Mr. Elder's campaign website says he's running for Governor "because the decline of California isn't the fault of its people. Our government is what’s ruining the Golden State. Our schools are closed to both students and their parents. Our streets aren't safe from rising violent crime or the disaster of rising homelessness. And the scandals of Sacramento aren't going to stop on their own. It’s time to tell the truth. We’ve got a state to save."
On September 14, CA voters will be asked two questions: Shall Gov. Newsom be recalled (yes or no)? And if yes, who should succeed him? If a majority of voters say "yes," Newsom is out and Mr. Elder will be among candidates voters could choose to replace him. Elder would become Governor if he receives the most votes among 40+ other ballot candidates.
In recent weeks, Gov. Newsom has been traveling the state, touting issues he wishes to emphasize in his administration's record. Earlier today, Gov. Newsom was in Long Beach and (flanked by officials including Mayor Robert Garcia) at a Retro Row business ("The Hangout") signed AB 331 (not really part of Newsom's record; the bill was authored by Assemblyman Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles.). AB 331 extends the sunset date to Jan. 1, 2026 for the crime of organized retail theft and also empowers a California Highway Patrol's Organized Retail Crime Task Force to analyze organized retail theft and vehicle burglary and assist local law enforcement in counties identified as having elevated property crime.
AB 331 also specifies that if it's violated on two or more separate occasions within a 12-month period, and the aggregated value of the merchandise stolen, received, purchased, or possessed within that 12-month period exceeds nine hundred fifty dollars ($950) [the cutoff sum for felonies reduced to misdemeanors under Prop 47] the offense can be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than a year.
AB 331 initially passed the Assembly 78-0, cleared the state Senate 39-0 but on a final Assembly floor vote (on Senate amendments) LB area Assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell (D, LB-San Pedro) and Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R, Rocklin), the latter a recall election candidate, voted "no vote recorded." .
Earlier, Newsom was in Los Angeles touting a bill expanding a film credit program, a ($180 million increase over two years plus a one-time $150 million incentive over multiple years to build sound stages with diversity workplan provisions and a pilot skills training program.
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