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Newsom recall List Features 41 candidate Excludes Larry Elder

19 July 2021

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California’s Secretary of State has released a preliminary list of 41 candidates who have qualified to run in September’s special recall election seeking to oust incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Left off the list was conservative talk radio host Larry Elder. State officials say he submitted incomplete tax returns.

Larry Elder shared a letter from California Secretary of State Shirley Weber indicating he did not qualify as a candidate due to “incomplete redacted and/or unredacted income tax returns.” In one statement, Elder said his campaign filed “over 200 pages of 5 years of tax returns,” while in another he has “complied with all requirements to be a candidate.”

Elder added that, unless the Secretary of State walks back the decision to exclude him from the ballot, he may file a lawsuit.

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