On Monday, July 12th, Radio host Larry Elder announced over a tweet he would be running for governor of California following Newsom’s recall election scheduled for September 14th.
Larry also attached his campaign website in the tweet. “I’m running for governor because the decline of California isn’t the fault of its people. Our government is what’s ruining the Golden state,” Elders campaign website reads. Nationally famous Larry Elder opened his talk show on Monday morning with the words, “we’ve got a state to save!”
“Our schools are closed to both students and their parents. Our streets aren’t safe from rising violent crime or the disaster of rising homelessness. And the scandals of Sacramento aren’t going to stop on their own. It’s time to tell the truth. We’ve got a state to save,” Elder concluded the message. “Elder was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles—and his family’s story represents every bit of the American Dream,” his website reads.
After announcing his run for governor Elder will now be united with a group of republicans looking to turn the state of California around into new leadership. During the California recall election, voters will be given a ballot. First, voters will be asked if the current governor will be removed. Secondly, voters will be asked which candidate the governor will be replaced with (only if you answered yes to the first question).
Governor Gavin Newsom’s recall only goes through if the majority of voters answer yes on the first question given on the ballot. There have been many times in the state of California where a recall of the governor is requested, although a recall of the governor has only worked once. In 2003, Governor of California Gray Davis was recalled, and replaced with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who had failed to designate his party preference when filing an official response to the recall election, will not be listed as a Democratic candidate on the ballots, according to Fox News.” July 16th is the deadline for candidates to file papers to declare their candidacy. With as many candidates as there are, it’s possible that the winner of the recall election this September could top other candidates with as little as 20%-30% of the total vote. There are over 60 individuals running to succeed Governor Gavin Newsom.
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