Recall Efforts Underway as Polls Show in Favor of Governor Newsom


Voters in the in California vote Tuesday to decide whether to remove Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in a recall election. Monday,  President Joe Biden joined  Newsom in a final campaign rally in the city of Long Beach urging Democrats to turn out in the polls and  to reject the recall.

“The eyes of the nation are on California,” President Biden told the crowd, “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.”

Recall advocates  secured enough signatures of registered voters to force the recall on the ballot. Republicans chose to recall Governor Newsom’s due to  strict COVID-19 rules during the pandemic, with  school closures ,restrictions on small businesses such as bars and restaurants and closings of various businesses and establishments.

Larry Elder, a staunch conservative radio talk show host, is the leading candidate. There are about 40 other candidates on the ballot.

Newsom is a popular figure among national Democrats.  Newson has  previously served as mayor of the city of San Francisco and California lieutenant governor. The polls show that he is leading to not got recalled, at least so far.

Newsom is  only the second governor to face a recall. Back in  2003 Democrat Gray Davis was removed and replaced with Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Voting polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters can view live preliminary results on the California Secretary of State (SOS)website starting from 8 p.m. this evening Sept 14th, 2021. shows  53% in favor of  Governor Newsom. 2% show undecided, and 44% are in favor to have the governor replaced.


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