(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Following a ruling by a Sacramento judge on Wednesday, conservative talk show host Larry Elder will now officially be on the recall ballot. It comes after he was initially disqualified after it was wrongly claimed that he did not correctly file his last five years of tax returns to qualify to be on the ballot.
The tax returns were considered to be incorrectly redacted, but Elder’s attorneys told the court that state elections laws that mandate tax disclosures only apply to primary races. The laws also say, according to his lawyers, that the Secretary of State is responsible to fix errors in redactions in tax filings – not candidates themselves.
Superior Court Judge Laurie M. Earl agreed with Elder’s lawyers and ordered that his nomination papers for the September 14 recall election be filed.
Elder celebrated the decision describing it as a “victory for the people of California” and to all voters who will “come to know” him.
The September recall election will see state residents asked at the ballot box whether they want to replace Governor Newsom, and to choose someone to replace him if that is the case. If a majority of voters say that they wish to remove Newsom as the state’s governor, then the challenger on the ballot paper who receives the most votes will take over and see out the rest of the incumbent’s term.
It means that all of the candidates who made it onto the ballot will compete against one another, and not against the incumbent, to take the seat. 43 candidates qualified to appear on the ballot paper, with a number of high-profile candidates from the Democratic Party as well as the Republican Party appearing on the list. Perhaps the most famous Republican candidate so far is former Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner who has lost favor with the left for siding with the Republicans consistently despite Democrats trying to “own” the trans vote.
Libertarian and Green Party candidates also appear on the list, along with a number of independents.