Thursday, August 19, 2021

California: Lawsuit filed claiming that the one-day, two-step recall model is unconstitutional

The recent claim that California' (and many other states') recall law is unconstitutional has now advanced to the next logical stage - a lawsuit. Supporters are looking to adopt the "replace with the Lieutenant Governor" model (though in a state where you separately elect Lt. Gov's -- and has a long history of splitting the Gov/Lt. Gov position -- I could see this lead to its own problems). I haven't read the filing, though I'm wondering how they deal with the fact that the state has treated it as a bifurcated election -- the recall is a ballot measure. The replacement race is a separate election, albeit on the same day. 

Here's Professor Ned Foley's take on why he suspects this will fail. 

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