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Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:03 PM

Newsom recall election set for Sept. 14

Source: Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis on Thursday set Sept. 14 as the date for the recall election targeting California Gov. Gavin Newsom, leaving it up to voters to decide whether to oust a sitting governor for just the second time in the state’s history.

The tight election timetable gives prospective candidates just over two weeks to decide whether to jump into an expected frenzied race to replace Newsom, though a cadre of notable Republicans launched unofficial campaigns months ago with promises of loosening the Democrats’ ironclad grip on California’s state government.

“Although the window of time from which I could select a date was narrow, I believe we have chosen a fair and reasonable date for this election to take place,” Kounalakis said in a statement released Thursday. “It has always been my intention to choose an election date that gives election officials and the public ample time to ensure a smooth election with broad participation.”

Newsom and his supporters have dismissed the recall effort as a longshot ploy by the Republican Party to force its unpopular conservative agenda on Californians who support the governor’s policies, including his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting the environment and advocating for gun control measures. The Democratic governor has characterized recall campaign leaders as anti-immigrant supporters of President Trump who include QAnon conspiracy theorists and fringe members of the right wing.


Read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-01/california-governor-newsom-recall-election-set-for-september

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:33 PM

1. Who are they going to run against him? They got no one.

Caitlyn Jenner's campaign is a fucking joke, and Randy Quaid can't even enter the state because he's an accused felon. Who's going to run?



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Response to Initech (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:53 PM

3. They'll find someone in Fresno nazi enough to do it.

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Response to Initech (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 11:34 PM

4. Arnold

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Response to Initech (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 11:38 PM

5. Kevin Faulconer

Former San Diego mayor. He’s got some late-breaking baggage about major SD real estate acquisitions, though.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:38 PM

2. goddamn waste of money....

there is an election next year after all. But if repubs blow their wad, so be it....idiots and assholes...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 12:02 AM

6. Faulkner and Cox have been running ads for a while

Dumbest waste of money ever, he's up for re-election next year anyway. Just a bunch of whiner Trump fans who complain that Democrats were trying to overturn Trump's election with the impeachment but they do basically the same thing. Cox is a joke and the definition of a carpet bagger, he moves from state to state losing elections. I think the only reason Faulkner is in there is to get more name recognition for next year.

They claim Newsom is incompetent yet somehow during a pandemic we've got the biggest budget surplus in our history. Also they clearly don't understand how the state government works. Dems control all of the legislative branch with super majorities and all elected offices. So what exactly do they think replacing Newsom with a Republican is going to actually accomplish?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 11:22 AM

7. Democrats need to show up

Even if they think it’s stupid and a waste of time, the Republicans will come out for sure.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 02:55 PM

9. we will...trust me....

people are pissed....

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Response to bahboo (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 07:40 PM

10. You bet we're going to show up!

A waste of time and money. Blaming Newsom for the pandemic is stupid. These people are too stupid to govern.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 02:37 PM

8. So long as Democrats show up to vote, it will be an ugly result for the Unpatriotic Fascist Party.

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