California’s Newsom votes as recall against him nears end
SACRAMENTO (Calif.) — California Governor. Gavin Newsom voted Friday to remain in office, just days before the recall election against his is over.
The Democratic governor cast his vote at an early voting centre in Sacramento with his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom and got a glimpse of her vote.
” “I think we’re going to be alright,” he joked.
Tuesday is the last day to vote. At least a third (or more) of California’s 22 millions registered voters have already voted. This election will decide whether Newsom will finish his first term, or if he will be removed from office more than one year early. This effort was started by amateur Republican political organizers who were upset about Newsom’s policies regarding immigration, crime, and taxes. However, it gained momentum amid the pandemic when Newsom placed restrictions on businesses and required masks.
Voters are going to be asked two questions: Is Newsom to be recalled? If so, then who should he replace? To win, he needs the support of a majority Californians. If he fails to win, the 46 replacement candidates will be elected governor. It’d be very likely to be a Republican.
Newsom spoke to reporters after the vote, expressing confidence but stating that he doesn’t take anything for granted in these final days.
” “I’m just focusing on doing the job and encouraging people to turn out, and getting our base out of this critical juncture,” Newsom said.
Larry Elder ,, the leading Republican in the new field of replacement, announced this week that his campaign has an “integrity Board,” which includes lawyers who are available to answer questions regarding fraud or other irregularities. His website is where people can reach him.
“I think there might very well have shenanigans as there were during the 2020 campaign,” he stated, referring to former President Donald Trump’s unsupported claims that he had committed fraud in his loss of Joe Biden.
Newsom dismissed those claims by saying, “We’re four days away, the election hasn’t even occurred, and now they’re all feigning electoral fraud.” It’s also important to note that .”
When Newsom was asked if he would accept results if he lost, he said that he intended to win, but would still respect the will and wishes of the voters.
Associated Press writer Michael R. Blood in Los Angeles contributed.
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