Lawsuit Tries to Challenge CA Recall Election

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

A federal lawsuit is seeking to put end to or change the upcoming California recall election hoping to oust incumbent governor Gavin Newsom.

The Hill reports:

At issue is how the recall ballot is structured. Voters will be asked two questions: whether Newsom should be recalled, and which candidate should replace him if he is recalled. Newsom’s name is not currently allowed to appear on the second question as a candidate.

The lawsuit argues that Newsom could receive more votes than any other candidate, but still be removed from office and replaced with someone who received fewer votes. The California Democratic Party is urging voters to cast their ballot against the recall, while leaving the second question about a potential replacement for Newsom blank.

“Thus, although Gov. Newsom could receive more votes against his recall on issue 1, still a candidate who seeks to replace him and who receives fewer votes could be chosen to be Governor,” the lawsuit reads.

The lawsuit says that would violate the Constitution’s Equal Protection clause.

“This process is violative of the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment, because it flies in the face of the federal legal principle of ‘one person, one vote,’ and gives to voters who vote to recall the Governor two votes – one to remove him and one to select a successor, but limits to only one vote the franchise of those who vote to retain him and that he not be recalled, so that a person who votes for recall has twice as many votes as a person who votes against recall,” it reads.

The recall election is set to take place on Sept. 14th. So far, Republican challenger Larry Elder is leading in some polls against the Democrat governor.



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Tim
Tim
3 months ago

That’s just another insane attempt to keep his crown,that man is a total loser!!!!

Elsin
Elsin
3 months ago

The people of California want him OUT. So screw this lawsuit. Abide by the people

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

Shyster desperation. It may be considered right after this ongoing process.

Ecks Mann
Ecks Mann
3 months ago

Such BS. The law suit is a gimmick to make fools think Newsome is being cheated. Not so. If he is not recalled on question 1 then question 2 is of no consequence.

John
3 months ago

Recently, Elder was asked who he thought won the 2020 election! Hes on CAMERA! IN HIS OWN WORDS ANSWERING: BIDEN! It this guy just another RINO? And take a VERY! CLOSE! LOOK! how many candidates are running! With the word! NONE! AS THEIR PARTY! DOES’NT SOMETHING STINK! THERE? LIKE DIRTY! POLITICS!

George Renneberg
George Renneberg
3 months ago
Reply to  John

No, there’s ample evidence of hanky-panky in several States in the 2020 election. Law violations. But there is not enough evidence to prove that the violations of election law in those States actually changed the outcome of the election. Those who claim courts have ruled that the election was “correct” have simply refused, by and large, to examine the evidence. Cases were refused (lawyers say “poured out”) on narrow, technical grounds (laches, etc.) before any evidence could be presented to the courts in which the suits were filed. I have my suspicions about the genuine outcome of the election, but we’re stuck with the outcome. So, yes, Biden won the election by hook or by crook. It’s a done deal, and we’re just pounding sand when we keep up the agitation about how the election was stolen from Orange Man AND THERE’S SOMETHING WE CAN DO NOW TO OVERTURN THE RESULT at this late date. I recommend we remember how the Dems cheated, but quit bitching and get on with booting the bastards out of office in the next election. Vent your spleen in places and at times that some good can come of it.

RICHARD S GIESER
RICHARD S GIESER
3 months ago

Who filed this lawsuit? The democrats and specifically Newsom are the ones who made the law in the first place and now they don’t like it. Hypocrites AGAIN.

ourzoo10
ourzoo10
3 months ago

Hypocrites with double standards….notice how Gov Hair Gel is out there trying to make it look as tho’ he cares?

sly8ball
sly8ball
3 months ago

per Newsweek: Attorneys representing two California voters filed the lawsuit in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; per The Hill: The lawsuit, filed by two voters in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; per Ballotpedia: On July 29, 2021, recall organizer Orrin Heatlie and the California Patriot Coalition sued California Secretary of State Shirley Weber (D) in Sacramento County Superior Court seeking to change the language in the official voter guide for the recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom (D)….bottom line your answer is democrats…

Pasogal
Pasogal
3 months ago

Stupid reasoning! Think about it a minute…

Festus
Festus
3 months ago

Democrats, liberals, socialists and Marxist all suck hind tit. Ignorant people all of them. If your on welfare, you must not be able to vote. That’s a conflict of interest. I bet the taliban have enough sense to remove pride flag and destroy crt and gender studies manuals from the American embassy in Kabul.

Jumbo
Jumbo
3 months ago

Nancy’s nephew
what a slug
just like auntie
HE’S CORRUPT!

jkidd
3 months ago

how does this happen??? They got the amount of signatures needed??? never ending nothing will happen to him at all

Claude Latham
Claude Latham
3 months ago

BS, these people are so crooked they make snakes look like a plum line!!!

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