U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald crushed an effort by California Governor Gavin Newsom’s allies to stop the recall election.
In a ruling issued on Friday, Judge Fitzgerald, who former President Barack Obama appointed, threw out a challenge to the constitutionality of the recall election.
Two University of California Berkeley professors brought the case claiming that the recall election was unconstitutional. The ruling issued by Judge Fitzgerald was crystal clear in its opposition to the case.
Judge Fitzgerald wrote, “Plaintiff plainly feels disgruntled that a replacement candidate with a small plurality might replace a sitting governor who, based on a robust “No” vote, might well have beaten that same replacement candidate in a general election. As that may be, such disgruntlement raises no federal constitutional issues and certainly does not give the federal judiciary the right to halt the mammoth undertaking of this gubernatorial recall election.”
This ruling is a big win for California Republicans hoping to take down Governor Newsom. The recall election is the greatest opportunity Republicans have had to take power in California for years.
Newsom’s supporters are growing genuinely concerned as the recall efforts’ chances of succeeding are only getting stronger. When all is said and done, California could have a Republican Governor.
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