CAITLYN JENNER FILES MOTION TO BECOME AN INTERVENING PARTY TO ENSURE TRANSPARENCY IN GAVIN NEWSOM’S LAWSUIT AGAINST THE SECRETARY OF STATE
For Immediate Release
July 6, 2021
Los Angeles County – Caitlyn Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner for Governor 2021, Inc. today filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit between Gavin Newsom and the California Secretary of State. Jenner joined the lawsuit to ensure the laws governing the recall election are enforced and uniformly applied, as the Secretary of State likely will not mount a robust, good-faith defense against Newsom’s request for preferential treatment.
“Throughout his time as governor, Gavin Newsom has always believed he is above the law,” Caitlyn Jenner said. “Whether it was when he shut us down while he lived it up at the French Laundry or when he prevented our children from in-person classroom learning while he sent his own children to in-person classrooms at a private school, this is another example of the hypocrisy of Gavin Newsom. We are joining as an intervening party to ensure there is transparency throughout this process and to highlight the likelihood of the Secretary of State folding to Gavin by acquiescing to his demands.”
Newsom signed Senate Bill 151 in October 2019 to ensure that an elected official facing a recall election “shall inform the Secretary of State whether the officer elects to have a party preference identified on the ballot by the deadline for the officer to file an answer.” Newsom failed to adhere to his own law of notifying the Secretary of State of his party designation when he submitted his paperwork in response to the recall. He is now suing the Secretary of State to clean up his own mistake because he did not comply with mandatory requirements of the recall election. We are a nation of rules and laws, and when an elected official like Gavin Newsom believes he is above the law, the foundation of this country is jeopardized.
The people of California have a right to know why Newsom will be asking for preferential treatment and if the Secretary of State will simply bow down to his demands. One-party rule in Sacramento has created an environment where Newsom and his special interest friends can simply flout the rule of law.
Campaign representatives contacted the Secretary of State last week to inquire whether she would stand up for the rules but were not given any answers, which indicated to the campaign that intervention was necessary.