The California recall is a microcosm of what has become the GOP’s strategy of trickery

Larry Elder speaking at the 2016 FreedomFest at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada in July 2016, Gage Skidmore

The stakes of the California recall election of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom couldn’t be higher. Voting, either by mail or in person, ends Tuesday, and if Newsom is recalled, the bluest state in the country will not just have a Republican governor, but Larry Elder, a right-wing talk radio host who is a loon even by the standards of the party that elected Donald Trump.

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