Radio host Larry Elder wins lawsuit over California ballot

FILE – Radio talk show host Larry Elder poses for a photo in his studio, Monday, July 12, 2021, in Burbank, Calif. Elder has announced he is running for governor of California. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)



 UPDATE: Judge orders California to include Larry Elder on the ballot in the California recall election.

The judge said tax returns were never required in the first place for a recall as opposed to a primary election.




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.