Judge Rules Against Gavin Newsom

Judge Rules Against Gavin Newsom

(WatchDogReport.org) – On September 14, voters in California will head to the polls to decide whether or not Governor Gavin Newsom (D) should remain the leader of the state. If he was hoping people would just vote for him because of the “D” next to his name, he better think of a new strategy.

Last month, Newsom sued the California secretary of state to fix a big error that his election attorney made. The lawyer forgot to check the box next to “Democrat” when he filed the paperwork for the governor to be on the ballot in the state’s recall election. On Monday, July 12, Sacramento Superior Court Judge James Arguelles ruled the ballots could not be changed and the governor would not have his party affiliation next to his name.

The judge said the “circumstances do not justify excuse from the deadline” and party affiliation isn’t so important that it has to be included.

What does this mean for Newsom? Generally speaking, there’s a percentage of voters who go to the polls during an election and just vote for the candidate of the party they support based on affiliation on the ballot. Without that listed next to his name, there’s a possibility he could lose votes. Now, he’s tasked with making sure the people within his party actually know his name and support his policies. But, isn’t that how it should work anyway?

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