Harris vergader met Newsom om 'n boodskap aan vroulike kiesers te stuur in die laaste dae van die Kalifornië-herroepingsveldtog

San Leandro, Kalifornië Kaliforniese goewerneur. Gavin Newsom het alles in sy vermoë gedoen om vroue te oorreed om te stem “geen” aan the Republican effort to oust him in Tuesday’s recall election, en in Visepresident Kamala Harris on Wednesday he got his most high-profile surrogate to date to help deliver that message.

The former California senator, who remains enormously popular among Democratic women and progressive voters of color, argued that the national consequences of this election could be huge if Newsom is replaced by a Republican.
You have to understand that this recall campaign is about California, and it’s about a whole lot more,” Harris gesê, trying to nationalize the race by voicing her outrage about the conservative agenda, particularly Texasrestrictive abortion law that went into effect last week.
    Harris pointed towhat’s happening in Texas, what’s happening in Georgia, what’s happening around our country with these policies that are attacking women’s rights, reproductive rights and voting rights, werkers’ regte — they think if they can win in California, they can do this anywhere.
      For Newsom, this race is all about turnout, not persuasion, and he has long had a strong advantage among women. With Harrishelp Wednesday, his team is trying to get Democratic women to return their ballots in droves to maintain the strong advantage they are already seeing in the partisan registration of the 6.4 million early ballots cast.
        In the face of concerns about Democratic apathy, nationalizing the race has been a key Newsom strategy, with Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota carrying that message when they campaigned with him last weekend.
        Conservative talk radio host Larry Ouderling, the leading GOP candidate to replace him, has given Newsom a distinct foil in making that nationalized argument. The hope among Newsom allies is that registered Democratic voters, who outnumber GOP voters by nearly 2 aan 1 in die staat, will be turned off by Elder’s positions and will return their ballots, making up for the enthusiasm advantage Republicans have enjoyed in this contest.
          Newsom delved into Elder’s past derogatory comments about women on Wednesday, including his denial that there is a glass ceilingand said Harris would be surprised to hear those views: “He doesn’t believe there’s a glass ceilingtell that to Kamala Harris, who did shatter the glass ceiling for vice president,” Newsom said.
          The governor asked the crowd to imagine what would have happened when Harris vacated her US Senate seat to join the Biden administrationa nod to the power he had, as goewerneur, to replace her with another Democrat in the Senate.
          What kind of judges would Larry Elder appoint as Governor of California? Who would he have appointed 10 months ago to replace Kamala Harris when she became vice president? What would that have done in Washington DC today? Would there have been (a) stimulus? Would there be Majority Leader Chuck Schumer? Think of the consequences, Kalifornië. That’s what’s at stake.
          In the final days of the campaign, Newsom is driving the message that this isa life or deathchoice because of the spread of the Delta variant and Elder’s opposition to vaccine and mask mandates. Advisers to Newsom argue that contrast has dramatically changed the contours of the race, because most Californians agree with Newsom about the need for vaccine and mask mandates in certain situations.
          Alluding to Elder’s opposition to such mandates, Newsom said on Wednesday that Elder wouldwalk us off that same Covid cliff as Texas, en Florida, Tennessee and Alabama and Georgia.He suggested that Elder would sign an executive order eliminating vaccine verification for health care workers and mask-wearing for kids in public schools. (Elder said in an interview with CNN last week that he would not have power over the mask rules of local school districts).
          This election is a choice about life and death. It’s true California has among the lowest case rates in America, and among the highest vaccination rates in America. Because we believe in science. We believe in public health,” Newsom said. “That is on the ballot in the next week.
          Newsom advisers think that message is working. Demokrate, who might have otherwise tossed their ballots in the trash ahead of an odd-year election with the resurgence of the pandemic and wildfires coursing across the state, have been alarmed by Elder’s opposition to mask and vaccine mandates, his support for former President Donald Trump and his past comments about immigration, LGBTQ rights and racism.
            Nou dadelik — as a snapshot in timeNewsom’s advisers say that turnout could be on pace to match a presidential election if voters keep returning ballots at the current pace. That could be a boon for Newsom in a state where President Joe Biden beat Trump by almost 30 punte. But Newsom’s advisers are still bracing for huge Election Day turnout among Republicansand that has kept the race unpredictable.
            Sover, oor 53% about of the ballots cast before Election Day have come from registered Democrats and 25% from registered Republicans, according to the latest data from Political Data Inc., a firm that does work for Democrats, nonpartisan and progressive groups.

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