Newsom Sues to Get Listed As a Democrat on Recall Ballot, Citing ‘Good Faith Mistake’Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday filed suit against California Secretary of State Shirley Weber in a bid to get his Democrat party affiliation included on the ballot for the state’s upcoming recall election after an error on the part of his staff led to its absence. Newsom’s office received formal notification of the recall election on Feb. 28, 2020, and in replying to it, his staff failed to list him as a Democrat, according to the complaint (pdf), filed in Sacramento County Superior Court and first reported by Courthouse News. California election law requires someone in Newsom’s position to indicate whether they want their party preference on the ballot when they file the answer to the recall notice of intent, which did not happen, “due to an inadvertent but good faith mistake on the part of his elections attorney,” the complaint states. “Upon discovering the mistake,” Newsom’s attorney filed …Read More

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