The No's have it - 정부. Gavin Newsom survives in California recall election

The Associated Press projects that a majority of Californians have voted nomeaning against removing Newsom from officein Tuesday’s 리콜 선거 of the embattled first-term Democratic governor.

Newsom, who was overwhelmingly elected governor in 2018 in the heavily blue state, was facing a recall drive sparked last year mainly over accusations that he mishandled his state’s response to the coronavirus, 한 세기 만에 지구를 강타한 최악의 전염병.


Ballots were mailed last month to California’s estimated 22 million registered voters and needed to be postmarked or handed in by the time the polls closed, at 8pm PT.

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Voters were asked two questions on the Newsom recall ballots.

The first question was whether the governor should be removed from office. If more than 50% support removing Newsom, the second question offers a list of candidates running to replace the governor. If the governor had been recalled, the candidate who won the most votes on the second question – regardless of whether it’s a majority or just a small plurality – would have succeed Newsom.

At a stop Tuesday afternoon at a union hall in San Francisco, the governor defended his actions combating the COVID crisis and told supporters thatwe cannot let that progress to be stalled. We cannot allow the economy, not just our public health, to be impacted by a wrong decision tonight.


The recall push was launched in June 2020 due to frustrations by many Californians over the governor’s restrictive response to the coronavirus. The effort was fueled by the state’s COVID restrictions on businesses and houses of worship, school shutdowns and even opposition to the state’s high taxes.

정부. Gavin Newsom speaks to volunteers in San Francisco, 화요일, 씨족. 14, 2021. The recall election that could remove California Democratic Gov. Newsom is coming to an end. (AP 사진 / Jeff Chiu)

정부. Gavin Newsom speaks to volunteers in San Francisco, 화요일, 씨족. 14, 2021. The recall election that could remove California Democratic Gov. Newsom is coming to an end. (AP 사진 / Jeff Chiu) (AP )

The recall drive surged last autumn after Newsom’s dinner at an uber-exclusive restaurant, which – at best – skirted rules imposed by the governor to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The governor’s actions were widely perceived as hypocritical and the optics made Newsom look out of touch when many Californians were struggling.

State election officials announced in April that the recall effort had garnered more than the roughly 1.5 million valid signatures (the equivalent of 12% of the vote in the 2018 California gubernatorial election) needed to make the ballot.

California’s lieutenant governor announced at the beginning of July that the recall election would be held on Sept. 14. And the state’s Department of Finance estimated that it will cost $ 276 million to hold the election.


Newsom and his political team and allies spent the summer attempting to nationalize the recall drive by characterizing it as a 공화주의자power grab.The embattled governor the past couple of months turned to well-known and influential Democrats and progressives – including 카말라 해리스 부통령, 전 미국. senator and state attorney general in California, 오바마 전 대통령, 이것의. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusettsto help inform and motivate California Democrats to vote.

The effort culminated with an election eve rally in the southern California city of Long Beach with the biggest Democratic surrogate of all – 바이든 대통령. “The eyes of the nation are on California because the decision you’re going to make isn’t just going to have a huge impact on California, it’s going to reverberate around the nation, and quite frankly — not a joke — around the world,” the president stressed.

The past two months Newsom has also spotlighted the 코로나 바이러스 감염병 세계적 유행 – the issue that last year sparked the recall effort – to tout his efforts to vaccinate Californians and warn about morbid consequences if a conservative Republican replaced him in running the state and quickly scrapped the state’s vaccine and mask mandates.

This election is a choice about life and death,” Newsom charged at an event in the Bay Area with Harris last week.


The governor also repeatedly took aim this summer at conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, who quickly became the front runner among the 46 gubernatorial replacement candidates on the recall ballot after jumping into the race in mid-July. Newsom compared Elder to former President Trump, who outside of his conservative base is very unpopular in California, a state he lost to Biden by five million votes last November.

Newsom emphasized last month that it’simportant to focus on Larrybecause he argued that Elder’seven more extreme than Trump in many respects.And the governor told a crowd at a recent rally that while Trump was defeated by Biden in November’s presidential election, “we did not defeat Trumpism…it is still alive across this country.And spotlighting his fight, 주지사가 말했다 “it has come to the state of California.

Newsom’s strategy was simple – in the very blue state of California where Democrats vastly outnumber Republicans – a state he won election as governor by 24 포인트 2018 – he and his allies acknowledged that they needed a strong turnout among Democrats and independents to counter Republican voters motivated to cast ballots in hopes of ousting the governor.

Republicans saw the recall election as their best chance to topple a politician who has never lost an election during his years as San Francisco mayor, California lieutenant governor and now governor – and their first chance to win a statewide contest since the 2006 gubernatorial reelection victory by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was a moderate Republican. Three years earlier, 민주당 정부. Gray Davis became only the second governor in U.S. history to be successfully recalled and was succeeded by Schwarzenegger, who won the recall election.

그러나 18 몇 년 후, history did not repeat itself and Newsom’s efforts to save his job proved successful.

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