By Genoa Barrow | Observer Senior Staff Writer
Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder has filed suit in the Superior Court of Sacramento this week, taking legal action to ensure that his name is added to the list of official candidates in California’s gubernatorial recall election on September 14.
Elder’s name was not among the 41 certified candidates announced by the Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber on Sunday. His team says they were told it was due to “redaction issues” with his income tax returns. Elder called the action “shenanigans” designed to keep him from beating Gov. Gavin Newsom. Elections Code requires gubernatorial candidates to disclose five years of redacted tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service. They must also submit 7,000 signatures and pay a $4,200 fee.
“Our lawyers tell us that no candidate has ever been previously disqualified due to redaction issues with income
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