“After careful consideration and consultation with my team, I’ve made the difficult decision to end my campaign. It’s time to unite behind Trump to defeat President Joe Biden and promote conservative America-first principles and policies,” he stated, CBS News reported.
Elder entered the race back in April with a platform focused on reversing America’s decline and bringing forth a new “American Golden Age.” However, he struggled to gain visibility in a field dominated by Trump and other high-profile contenders like Mike Pence, Ron DeSantis, and Tim Scott.
Elder’s campaign was marred by his inability to meet the polling and donor qualifications set by the Republican National Committee for participation in presidential debates. He filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, alleging that the debate participation rules were not fairly applied to all candidates.
Despite the recall’s outcome, Elder, an Ivy League-educated lawyer who grew up in Los Angeles’ South Central neighborhood, believes that his message resonated with voters. He gained prominence through his conservative radio programs and frequent appearances on right-wing media outlets.
Source: Black Enterprise