Newsom is only the fifth governor in U.S. history to face a recall election. The first was North Dakota’s Lynn J. Frazier in 1921, who was successfully recalled. State officials estimate it will cost California’s 58 counties $215 million total to run a special recall election. If a recall does pass and a new governor is chosen, the Secretary of State will then certify the election. The new governor would take the oath of office and assume the position within the next 28 days.

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  • The only time a governor was recalled was 2003, when Democrat Gray Davis was removed and voters replaced him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • “California recall ballot expands after judge tosses tax requirement”.
  • There have been 55 attempts to recall a governor since California adopted the process in 1911.
  • We might not be able to change the cost of lumber but government can act to remove some of the cost drivers it’s forced onto housing in past years.
  • That’s the big question facing California’s 22 million voters about their Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is facing a recall election next Tuesday.

Polls have shown Mr. Newsom holding his seat among all voters, but it is unclear who will vote in this unusual, off-year special election. A recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California showed 53 percent of likely voters opposing the recall after earlier polls showed a far tighter race. Still, it seems the governor will be spending the last few days of his campaign emphasizing the stakes of the election.

California Recall: Newsom Fights For Survival As Historic Crises Fuel Extraordinary Race

Any major changes to the recall process must be approved by California’s voters via an amendment to the Constitution of California. After some blueprints of the Dominion Voting Systems voting machines were leaked, a group of eight cybersecurity experts called, in a letter to Secretary of State Shirley Weber, for rigorous auditing of the recall election with a risk-limiting audit to mitigate any cyberattack risk. The experts wrote that they had no evidence of a hacking threat, and did not cast any blame on Dominion, but said that the state and counties should take steps to ensure that “the release of the Dominion software into the wild” did not increase election security risks. California also uses paper ballots with a voter-verified paper audit trail, another security measure. In May 2021, Kaiser Health News reported that throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Newsom was “routinely outsourcing life-or-death public health duties to his allies in the private sector” with lucrative no-bid government contracts. The report said the “vast majority” of awardees were Newsom supporters and donors who had collectively donated $113 million to his political campaigns , charitable causes, or policy initiatives, since his entry into state-level politics in 2010.

The Gas Industry Is Pumping Money Into A Tiny Local Race To Crush A Climate Champion

If you are aware of endorsements that should be included , please email us. As of February 2021, the 12% signature threshold for gubernatorial recalls in California was the second-lowest in the country. In Virginia, the threshold was 10% of votes cast in the last election.

The goal for Newsom’s team is not just surviving the recall. They are looking to position the governor for an expected 2022 re-election campaign that will kick off immediately following the recall election and, as importantly, restore his name to the national discussion about potential White House contenders. Newsom should never be president based on his radical policies that are damaging to the average Californian American citizen. He shut down the state and ruined businesses, except his own during the pandemic. Much like Pelosi and others in California government officials he is self-entitled leftist and should have been recalled last year.

It all adds up to the government taking more and more of your hard-earned money in new and creative ways. My former Senate District and current Board of Equalization District are home to some of California’s most beautiful forests and rugged terrains. That’s a rough combination for wildfires, though, and the state must do more to thin out our forests in select areas to help protect life and property. I’ve seen firsthand the devastation these wildfires leave behind, met with people who’ve lost loved ones, talked to families who don’t know how they will rebuild their homes and their lives.

“This race is about life and death, it’s not exaggerating. This race is about life and death.” Yes, the Democratic Party suffered a national embarrassment of historic proportions, but they barely bent in both chambers when Arnold Schwarzenegger rumbled into the governor’s office in his Humvee and promised to blow up politics as usual. By the time Schwarzenegger left office in 2011, he was nearly as weak as his deposed predecessor, with little in terms of legacy other than that oh-so-conservative platform of climate change initiatives.

Eight People In Orange And La Counties Withdraw Support For Newsom Recall

Visit us at, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Gov. Gray Davis was recalled in 2003, and he was replaced by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, there have been 54 efforts to recall California governors since the power was put in the state constitution in 1911.