We have filed a Motion to Intervene in CA Governor Gavin Newsom’s lawsuit filed last week against his hand-picked Secretary of State Shirley Weber. Newsom is asking for the Court to allow him to place a “D” next to his name on the recall election ballot, even though Newsom blew the deadline for requiring the Secretary of State to do so by 16 months. We note that the deadline blown by Newsom is contained in a statute that Newsom himself signed into law.
The people of California have been on the receiving end of scores of outrageous orders and laws issued and signed by Newsom in his self-perceived role as King of California. Throughout his time in office he has acted above-the-law as if he is not subject to California’s Constitution, the State Legislature and the will of the great people of California.
We do not believe the Secretary of State will put up a strong (if any) defense to the lawsuit. Thus, we are seeking to intervene in the action to hold Newsom to the law.
Newsom well-knows the power of having a D appear next to his name in a California election. As one former Democrat political strategist was quoted last week as saying:
“Most California voters are not deeply engaged, and some may not know Newsom’s party affiliation. … It makes all the sense in the world for the governor to want to be identified on the ballot as a Democrat because … [i]f he can make sure that Democratic voters in California … know that he is one of them, he beats the recall.”
Today the Court set a hearing on our Motion to Intervene for the morning of July 9, 2021. The Court has indicated that it will either allow us to intervene in the action or at a minimum use our briefs in considering how to rule on Newsom’s lawsuit.
Our legal briefs can be found here
Lead Counsel for California Patriot Coalition and Candidate for California Attorney General Eric Early, stated, “No one is above-the-law, certainly not Gavin Newsom. His terrible judgment, arbitrary and capricious laws, rules and orders have destroyed tens of thousands of small businesses, hundreds of thousands of jobs and countless lives. It is time that he be made to follow his own laws.”
 California Governor Sues to Get Party ID on Recall Ballot, Kathleen Ronayne, June 29, 2021, Associated Press, quoting Darry Stragow.