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California's newly revised rules on recall elections are being challenged in court

State Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)
State Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Backers of an effort to remove an Orange County Democrat from office believe their effort would have forced a special election this November, if not for a change in state election law enacted last month.

On Thursday, they took their complaint to a state appeals court.

The lawsuit seeks to invalidate the law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that could delay a recall election against state Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) until next year.

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