Voters yet to cast their votes must head towards the polls on Tuesday to be a part of the elections and decide whether they would want to call back the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom.
Residents of California are currently facing a 2 part question – whether they want to recall Newsome and, if not, whom they want to replace him with. Let’s say if a vote more than 50% decide to recall him, he will get replaced with the top vote-getter in the field, consisting of 46 applicants
For the fourth time, elections are being held in the country to recall the state’s governor. In the previous century, just one has been called again.
In 2013, Gray Davis, the Democratic Governor of California, was replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger due to getting bad approval ratings.
This year, Republicans have a field fully crowded. Before Larry Elder’s admission into the competition, the residents were fighting without a leader.
Kevin Faulconer, the Mayor of San Diego, used to be thought of as the front runner and has been viewed as a moderate performer in the race. John Cox, a businessman, and Gop’s gubernatorial 2018 nominee was seen campaigning around the state with an 8 ft trash ball and a bear. Caitlyn Jenner, a gold medalist from the Olympics and a renowned reality star, reported joining the recall field. However, she had been spending more time in Australia filming the reality show.
Numbers seen to date seem to be in Newsom’s favor. He hired the biggest democrats of the state, including Bernie Sanders, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, and VP Kamala Harris, to make his position stronger.
On Monday, America’s president Joe Bidden joined the journey with Newsom to officially close out Newsom’s campaign, happening in the long beach in California.
Biden announced, “This is not hyperbole. The eyes of the nation are on California because the decision you’re about 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,”
Public Policy Institute in California reported that Newson’s recall is in the hands of the voters that make an approval rating of 53 to 58 percent, as they don’t want him back. In 2003, the approval rating for Davis was 26 percent which was lower than where Newsom is standing today.
In the 2018 elections, Newsom took the lead with 61.9 percent votes compared to John Cox, GOP nominee with 38.1 percent. Moreover, in 2020, Biden took the lead with 63.5 percent than Trump, who reached just 34.3 percent.
Michael Soneff, a Democratic consultant, said, “It’s going to take a major polling miss for the recall effort to succeed at this point, “Newsom’s chances are very good. I’d rather be Gavin Newsom than anybody else in this race.”