On abortion, the Mercury-News noted:

Elder thinks Roe v. Wade should be overturned and that the issue of whether a woman has the right to an abortion should go back to the states to decide. “It’s pitted Americans against Americans and, in my opinion, unnecessarily,” he said, adding that he doesn’t understand why anybody in California is worried since it’s a left-leaning state with an overwhelmingly Democratic legislature that is unlikely to pass new limitations.

Elder has led contenders in every recent poll but one, which showed him neck-and-neck with Democrat real estate investor and YouTuber Kevin Paffrath. His numbers have only risen since state officials attempted to exclude him from the ballot, and he won in court. Known as “the Sage from South Central,” he would be Calfornia’s first black governor.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.