Gov. Gavin Newsom will not be listed as a Democrat on the ballot when California voters decide whether to recall him.
Newsom missed the deadline by more than a year to state his party preference on the ballot. His elections lawyer noticed the mistake last month and asked the Secretary of State Shirley Weber to allow a fix, but she declined.
The governor took the issue to court; his team argued it was an honest mistake and that voters would be served by having more information available on the ballot.