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Radio host Larry Elder files lawsuit over California ballot

Larry Elder
Posted at 11:43 AM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 14:44:14-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder is suing California officials over their decision to block him from the state's upcoming recall election ballot.

The Republican Elder says he filed all the necessary paperwork to qualify to run in the Sept. 14 election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. But the secretary of state's office did not include Elder among 41 candidates issued on a preliminary list last weekend, saying he filed incomplete information on income tax returns that are required to run.

In a statement Monday night, Elder's campaign says he filed a suit in Superior Court in Sacramento challenging the decision.