Newsom Can’t Identify as a Democrat on Recall Election Ballot

Charlie Nguyen from Berkeley, CA, United States of America [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A judge has ruled against California Governor Gavin Newsom’s request to be identified as Democrat on the upcoming recall election ballot. Newsom sued California Secretary of State Shirley Weber in June over the mistake which resulted in his party affiliation being left off the ballot.

The Hill reports:

Per state law, Newsom was required to request his party affiliation be put on the ballot during a seven-day response window after a recall notice is filed, according to the newspaper. That deadline was 16 months ago.

The lawsuit argues that the error was a “good faith mistake,” but Weber rejected their call for the issue to be fixed.

Superior Court Judge James P. Arguelles ruled Monday that the good-faith assertion does not “justify excuse from the deadline,” according to Courthouse News.

Arguelles added that state law “unambiguously precludes party information from appearing on a recall ballot where the elected officer fails timely to make the designation.”

The California recall election will take place on Sept. 14.



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TruSkeptik
TruSkeptik
3 months ago

A “good faith mistake”? I think that’s how he got elected in the first place.

Rob Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  TruSkeptik

Ha ha ha- that is so right on!

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez
3 months ago
Reply to  TruSkeptik

Pelosi and Maxine too.😁

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
3 months ago

Oh Well, you snooze, you lose!! hee-hee

Elaine
Elaine
3 months ago

Good. Throw the crook out.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

Time to rid of this incompetent,worthless,corrupt,governor that has no respect for kalifornians, what would u expect, being related to n.piglosi, the ripper, and witch of the west.

RICHARD S GIESER
RICHARD S GIESER
3 months ago

By “Good faith mistake” I mean the rules don’t apply to me.

Brenda
Brenda
3 months ago

Pompous arrogant fool thought he wasn’t going to get recalled so didn’t bother to request his party affiliation.

Rob Williams
3 months ago

Well there you go. I went through an 8 year long divorce through the California courts – bad rulings allowing my ex to extend court deadlines after she missed them, allowing her to extend the trial date two more times after the same judge said she had already done it three times and he wouldn’t allow it any more, after the trial she didn’t do what the courts mandated her to do to become self-sufficient and she lived with her boyfriend and the judge wouldn’t reduce alimony even though the law requires it! Welcome to your very own California liberal court system! She at least followed the law! About time a judge ruled with the law and the state (or any) constitution!

Rob Williams
3 months ago

Just donated to Larry Elder’s campaign. Go El Dorado!

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