Larry Elder Sues California Secretary of State Over Decision to Keep Him Off Recall Election Ballot

Conservative talk radio and EpochTV host Larry Elder has filed a lawsuit challenging a decision by California’s Secretary of State to block him from running in the state’s special recall election in September, alleging he’s the target of political “shenanigans” that are “dangerous and unconstitutional.”Elder, a Republican who on July 12 entered the gubernatorial race to oust incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom, said in a video posted on Twitter on Tuesday that he has filed a lawsuit against California Secretary of State Shirley Weber for failing to put him on the ballot despite his campaign’s insistence he has filed “every piece of paper required.”“We’ve complied with everything the secretary of state has required of us,” Elder said in a statement. “The politicians in Sacramento know I’m the only candidate who can beat Gavin Newsom. They are afraid, and they are using whatever shenanigans they can to try to trip me up. It won’t work.”Elder said he has provided five years of tax returns “totaling over 300 pages” to California elections officials, who did not include him on a preliminary list (pdf) of candidates in the Sept. 14 recall election. The gubernatorial hopeful earlier shared a letter from Weber indicating he didn’t qualify as a candidate because of “incomplete redacted and/or unredacted income tax returns.”“I provided all tax returns as required,” Elder insisted. “Frankly, this action by the Secretary of State is not simply unfair and absurd but a dangerous and unconstitutional precedent.”

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