This Tuesday, there will be a voting in California to decide if they dismiss al governor Gavin Newsom, in a special election that will test the power of a Republican Party still dominated by expresidente Donald Trump in a deeply democratic state.
Newsom, in his first term as governor, was previously lieutenant governor and mayor of San Francisco, fights for his political future in just the second recall referendum for a governor in the state’s history despite 55 attempts. The campaign to remove the Democratic governor began with a conservative Republican group and gained traction during the pandemic.
Conservatives, angered by his liberal policies on LGBTQ rights, immigration and crime, were also angered by Newsom’s decision to close schools, demand masks and coronavirus shots. The removal of the governor would likely embolden Republicans and set off alarms among Democrats, a year before the 2022 elections, which will decide control of Congress.
Revocation could also spell the end of Newsom’s political ambitions, which are believed to include possible Senate or presidential nominations. USA. The latest polls indicate that the Democrat enjoys strong support. A survey published by the Institute of Government Studies from University of California, showed that 60.1% of likely voters said they were in favor of the governor’s permanence in office, compared to 38.5% who opposed it, Telam reported.
Democrats have cast twice as many ballots as Republicans so far in a four-week early voting period, according to state data. About 38% of voters have already submitted their ballots. Under the California system, voters must vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to recall Newsom, a popular figure in one of the most liberal states in the country.
If more than 50% of voters say the governor should be removed, then the candidate with the most votes in the second question – even if it is less than the majority – automatically replaces him for the remainder of his term of four. years. Republican radio host and Trump supporter, Larry Elder, tops the list of 46 replacement candidates.