Larry Elder filed a complaint in Sacramento Superior Court this week.
In the lawsuit, the 69-year-old Republican wants the court to compel the Secretary of State to include his name on the list of candidates in the recall election. Elder was disqualified from the ballot because his tax returns were not filed correctly in his application to be a candidate. He said the action was unfair and wants immediate relief from the court. If Elder fails to make the ballot, it would be a setback for recall organizers who hoped for a large field of prominent candidates to attract voters. When Elder announced his candidacy last week, he immediately became one of the most recognized Republicans in the race, given his years on talk radio and frequent appearances on Fox News.
In a statement, Weber's office said the agency applies the same criteria to each candidate that seeks elected office, according to KCRA.