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Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:37 PM

Gavin Newsom loses court fight to be listed as a Democrat on recall ballot

Source: Sacramento Bee

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will not have his party affiliation next to his name when voters receive their recall ballots in a few weeks, a Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled on Monday.

Superior Court Judge James P. Arguelles said in his ruling that the secretary of state’s office does not have a responsibility to repair a mistake made by Newsom’s attorneys.

Arguelles further wrote that a 2019 state law regarding elections does not compel candidates to identify party affiliation.

“It is clear from both the text and the legislative history that SB 151 does not consider information about an elected officer’s party affiliation so vital voters that it must be included on the ballot,” Arguelles wrote.

Read more: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article252731678.html



Arguelles is a Republican judge who was a former clerk to US District Judge Marilyn L. Huff (George H.W. Bush nominee) and appointed to the Sacramento County court by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the last Republican governor of California. In 2020, Arguelles was nominated to the Eastern District of California federal court by Trump, but the Senate never held hearings (even under Republican control).

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Reply Gavin Newsom loses court fight to be listed as a Democrat on recall ballot (Original post)
SouthBayDem Jul 2021 OP
BigmanPigman Jul 2021 #1
Lovie777 Jul 2021 #2
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #3
padah513 Jul 2021 #7
quakerboy Jul 2021 #9
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #11
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #10
Initech Jul 2021 #19
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #20
Initech Jul 2021 #17
Nasruddin Jul 2021 #4
seta1950 Jul 2021 #5
Lulu KC Jul 2021 #14
Historic NY Jul 2021 #6
Mike Nelson Jul 2021 #8
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #12
OneCrazyDiamond Jul 2021 #13
lark Jul 2021 #15
former9thward Jul 2021 #16
IamHappy Jul 2021 #18

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:38 PM

1. Thanks for providing info on the judge.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:46 PM

2. The people will vote for NO recall . . .

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 11:52 PM

3. If we lose this recall, I think it bodes very bad for us in 2022 nationally

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 04:29 AM

7. No it doesn't

It has no national implications whatsoever. It's simply a governor who lost the trust of his people during the pandemic thanks to the outside agitators at fox and the nonstop beating of the right-wing drum machine.

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Response to padah513 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:36 AM

9. In a state where holding on against that drum beat should be easier than average

That would not be a good sign of the direction of things.

Also, if it went that way, having a Republican governor in the largest blue state would also not bode well. Republicans in power have a tendency to do all sorts of underhanded things that then effect other things.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 07:30 AM

11. Exactly, and our Governor appoints Senators to fill remaining Senate terms if a Senator leaves

as Governor Newsom did to replace Kamala Harris when she became VP with Alex Padilla

This whole recall is a sham. This is about the third time the repukes have tried to recall Governor Newsom. It failed each time because they could not get enough signatures. The only reason it succeeded this time is because they found a right wing judge to extend the deadline for gathering signature by three months.

The forces behind this recall are trying to use this for momentum to get their base out in 2022.

As long as we get out the vote, the recall will fail, and that will be the key. I hope the Democrats realize how important it is to get the vote out.






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Response to padah513 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 07:22 AM

10. Sure it would. We are an extremely progressive state, a bellwether, and if the repug thugs were

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successful, (which I don't think they will be), it would be a very bad signal from a state which has overwhelming registered Democrats verses republicans.

This whole unnecessary recall is costing the state over 250 million dollars, and the only reason it succeeded to get on the ballot is because a right wing judge allowed an extension for the repukes to get enough signatures. This is about their third attempt to recall the Newsom. The other attempts failed because they didn't get enough signatures, and it is being pushed and financed by trump forces from the outside, Huckabee, Gingrich, etc., and trump districts down South.

This is part of repuke strategy to build momentum for 2022. It would have major national implications. This the repukes domino strategy.

Even more significantly, the Governor appoints Senate replacements, as he did when Kamala Harris became VP, and Alex Padilla was appointed as her replacement by the Governor. Our Senator Feinstein is not young, and if something happened, losing a Senate seat because a republican governor appointed a right winger from California would be a disaster, and it would have national impact.

and I will go even further, ANY solid blue state that elects a republican governor has serious national implications that would not bode well for us in 2022.

I believe the country is under a significant serious threat from within






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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:27 PM

19. Yes I agree, we are under attack from within.

And like I keep saying, I live in California. The recall is all over the news here. And it's being run by people who you wouldn't trust to run a 7-11, let alone the entire state! Will Newsom get reelected? Probably. Will the election be a colossal shit show? Count on it!

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Response to Initech (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:55 PM

20. +++

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Response to padah513 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:36 PM

17. The pandemic has NOTHING to do with the recall.

They're using it as an excuse. This is nothing more than a partisan power grab being run by people who you wouldn't trust to run a 7-11, let alone the state of California.

If anyone says that the recall is because of the pandemic, they are grossly misinformed.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:37 AM

4. Tip for Californians

Superior court judges are elected/reconfirmed by vote.
The ballot is nonpartisan, but I always look up who appointed the judge. Republican governor? I vote no.
No exceptions.

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Response to Nasruddin (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 02:08 AM

5. Good idea

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Response to Nasruddin (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 10:39 AM

14. And in other states as well n/t

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 02:40 AM

6. Republicans don't make these mistakes....

That why democrats lose.....really this was simple.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:03 AM

8. I vote in California...

... and I'm not sure this hurts Gov. Newsom. Voters know he's a Democrat. Non-patricians like the party ID being less important.

Most people I know think he shouldn't be recalled and it's a complete waste of time. The problem is that some have no plans to vote... they consider the whole recall a waste of time. The Republicans, while lesser in numbers, are more enthusiastic about voting...

Everyone... VOTE!

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 07:32 AM

12. I am from the Bay Area, and I agree. The key point will be getting out the vote

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 09:52 AM

13. Gov Newsom should fire the lawyer who missed this.

He will win in the end, but this is amateurish.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 11:41 AM

15. Fucking bushes, will we ever learn the true extent of their perfidy while in office?

Both were awful.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 04:46 PM

16. This would never have gotten to a judge if one of two things happened.

1) Newsom's lawyers messed up the paperwork. That is on them. If that had not happened there would not have been a court case.

2) Newsom asked the CA Secretary of State to correct the error. She is a Democrat. She was appointed by Newsom. She refused. Had she corrected the error there would not have been a court case.

It is not surprising to me the judge washed his hands of it given what happened before it was dumped on him.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:55 PM

18. This is stupid the correction should be a "no brainier".

Republicans are lurking in this state, wake up Democrats.

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