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Gavin Newsom blasts effort to block Trump from California ballot: 'We defeat candidates at the polls'

Posted on AllSides December 24th, 2023
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Gov. Gavin Newsom critized fellow Democrats for considering blocking former president Donald Trump from California's 2024 presidential primary ballot, saying that, "we defeat candidates at the polls."

"There is no doubt that Donald Trump is a threat to our liberties and even to our democracy," Newsom said in a statement. "But in California, we defeat candidates at the polls."

"Everything else is a political distraction," Newsom said.

The effort to boot Trump off the ballot has been gaining momentum after Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis sent a letter to California Secretary of State, Dr....

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