Stay or go? Californians to decide fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom

Voting ends Tuesday in the rare, late-summer election that has emerged as a national battlefront on issues from COVID-19 restrictions to climate change.

Posted: Sep 14, 2021 9:46 AM
Updated: Sep 14, 2021 10:41 AM

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The recall election that could remove California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is coming to an end.

Voting ends Tuesday in the rare, late-summer election that has emerged as a national battlefront on issues from COVID-19 restrictions to climate change.


(Courtesy California Secretary of State's Office / Facebook)

The California recall is the first major election since Joe Biden became president, and its results may hint at the political trajectory of the country. Voters will have to decide whether to oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in Tuesday's recall election, and if so, who should replace him.

President Joe Biden headlined a closing rally for Newsom south of Los Angeles and depicted leading Republican Larry Elder as a clone of former President Donald Trump. Elder is raising questions about vote fraud as he urges supporters to get to the polls or turn in ballots.

Biden says the outcome will have national implications. Republicans are hoping for an upset in the heavily Democratic state.

Forty-six candidates qualified for the ballot to replace Newsom if voters decide he should go. The contest has unfolded as the state saw a surge in coronavirus infections from the highly contagious delta variant, and the return of masks and other restrictions in many places.

Recent polling indicates Newsom is likely to hold his job in the heavily Democratic state. Republican front-runner and talk radio host Larry Elder argues Newsom should go because of rising crime and homelessness and pandemic restrictions that shuttered schools and businesses.

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