California Governor Gavin Newsom is in trouble. He’s facing a recall vote, and his supporters in the government bureaucracy are scrambling to try to eliminate the competition in that election.
One of the people that the bureaucrats targeted is a black Republican who also happens to be a popular political commentator. The bureaucrats tried to block him from running against Newsom, so this Republican filed a lawsuit and won. Vanessa Serna writes,
Longtime talk show host Larry Elder will be a listed candidate on the California gubernatorial recall ballot after being previously disqualified, a Sacramento judge ruled July 21.
“I won my court case,” Elder, an EpochTV host, said on Twitter. “We will be on the ballot.”
Elder on July 19 filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Shirley Weber after being left off the official recall candidate list for supposedly filing incomplete tax returns.
The judge found in the ruling that Elder wasn’t even required to file tax returns at all and that Newsom’s law requiring tax return filings doesn’t apply to recall elections.
This could be an interesting election in California. After all, there are 42 candidates, including Elder (and Caitlyn Jenner), but Elder is interesting in that, based on my observations of his work, he appears to be a solid conservative and is definitely pro-business. Those are both traits desperately needed to counteract the insanity that has run California for quite a few years.
Then, there is the fact that Elder is black. Is Newsom going to try to accuse Elder of “internalized racism?” Would that go over well? I have my doubts, and based on commentary that I’ve seen from Elder, I think that Elder would verbally take anyone apart who tried to play that card.
But you also have to ask if Elder can win. I don’t know the answer to that, but we can certainly hope that someone with sanity does win there. The people of California deserve better than the court jesters that they’ve had running the show there.