Gov. Gavin Newsom votes on recall process – Telemundo Sacramento

The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, voted this Friday in Sacramento in the recall process against his own mandate with which the Democrats hope to remove him from office.

Speaking to the press after leaving the voting station, he asked Californians to support his mandate because, he said, his government has taken action against climate change, the rights of immigrants, and the fight against the pandemic, among others. “We still have time,” said the governor.

The special elections will be held on September 14, the day on which it will be decided whether or not Newsom continues in office.

The ballot contains these two questions: “Should Newsom’s mandate be revoked? And, if so, who should replace him?”. More than half of the voters are required to answer yes to the first question in order to count the votes to the second question.

If Newsom avoids having his mandate withdrawn, he could run for re-election in 2022. However, Republicans hope to revoke him in the face of policies adopted during the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the more well-known Republicans seeking to replace Newsom are former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, who has never run for public office. Businessman John Cox, who lost heavily to Newsom in 2018, and former legislator Doug Ose are also in the fray.

In 2003 voters withdrew Democratic Governor Gray Davis from office, replacing him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is the only other time that a California governor’s retirement has made the ballot.

Newsom won the election in 2018 with the support of more than 60% of the voters.

Reversing it will be difficult in this heavily Democratic state where only a quarter of registered voters are Republicans, about the same number as those who identify as “no party preference.”

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