Only 3 Assembly Members Sign Letter Urging SOS Weber to Disregard Calls to Remove Trump from Ballot

by Katy Grimes at

California’s Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis (D) sent a letter Wednesday “urging” California’s Secretary of State Shirley Weber (D) “to explore every legal option to remove former President Trump from CA’s 2024 presidential primary ballot,” the Globe reported, on the heels of the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify former President Donald Trump from next year’s presidential ballot.

Kounalakis, who announced in April she is running for California Governor, is calling for destroying Democracy by removing Donald Trump’s name from the ballot, so she and those on the left can claim to “save it” from boogeyman Trump.

Almost immediately Kounalakis faced calls for her recall.

In the California Assembly, three Republican members also sent a letter to the Secretary of State, calling on her to ignore Lt. Gov. Kounalakis’ letter, and noting that the SOS does not have the unilateral authority to remove a Candidate for the Office of the President from the California ballot.

Assemblymen Bill Essayli, Vince Fong and Joe Patterson sent the letter – but only after inviting every member of the Assembly and Senate to sign on.

Who wouldn’t sign the letter? This appears to be a straight up case of constitutional law. Even Republican leaders in the Senate and Assembly did not sign the letter.


“When the Lieutenant Governor of the largest state in the nation pressures the Secretary of State to unilaterally remove a candidate for President from our ballot, we cannot be silent. This attack on our democracy violates our Constitution and decades of case law. We are a government of the People, by the People, and for the People. The People must be free to elect the candidate of their choice without interference,” Assemblyman Essayli posted to Twitter/X.