The campaign to remove Newsom from office in the Democratic state of California looked aggressively like a long shot after that It became apparent in late April It will make the poll Thanks to the country’s low signature requirementsBut Democrats worry over the summer that the effort poses a real danger to the governor. While California grew Noticeably bluer Since Democratic Governor Gray Davis was fired and replaced by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger in a 2003 recall, Newsom’s allies have feared that apathy and complacency could keep their constituents at home. Democrats also expressed concern that a renewed outbreak and a deadly fire season in the state could undermine Newsom’s support at the worst possible moment.
While Polling in late June The double-digit recall failure showed a series of surveys starting in mid-July had the “no” side narrowly ahead, especially an independent survey from SurveyUSA in August which actually prevailed “yes” by a 51-40 margin, only The blue team worried more. Meanwhile, some Republicans Hopes that the Sheikh, who was a nationally syndicated radio host and a frequent guest on Fox, would revitalize his own base and help them create turmoil.
Elder has emerged as the undisputed front-runner over rivals within the party such as former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who for years was seen as one of the state’s only rising stars for the Republican Party; 2018 gubernatorial candidate John Cox, who briefly attracted national attention when he was Campaign with a 1000 lb black bear; Society member Kevin Kelly, who Self-published book urging voters to summon Newsom; and reality TV star Kaitlyn Jenner, from In fact, he gave up on the campaign trail To shoot the Celebrity Big Brother season in Australia. But if Elder helped Republicans perk up their electorate, it came at a huge cost to the Republican Party.
Well-funded Newsom Spend more than two opponents to oneI worked hard for Frame the summons as an option Between a Democratic governor who was taking the pandemic seriously and an extremist opponent of vaccines and masks. The sheikh himself was also very happy to campaign as a supporter of the far-right Donald Trump in the event that Joe Biden enjoyed it. Load 63-34. Among many other things, radio host Declared that there was a “cheat” in the 2020 elections; He said he would appoint a Republican in the event that Democrat Dianne Feinstein’s seat in the Senate becomes vacant; And I stood by his 2002 writing asking, “Are there legitimate business reasons for a venture capitalist to ask a female entrepreneur if and when she intends to have children? Hell, yes.”
Polls in recent weeks have overwhelmingly shown Newsom to be well ahead, though remains unclear If his summer coma was caused by out-of-base polling or a temporary disengagement from the electorate. Despite this, prominent Republicans saw where the race was heading and loudly spread lies about the legitimacy of Newsom’s upcoming victory even before the election. trump I insisted the day before the vote that the contest wasIt might be fake,” while an elder Promote a website Claiming to have “discovered fraud” that had “a consequence[ed] on reinstating Governor Gavin Newsom” — five days before the polls closed.