Emily Deruay, Martha Ross and Julia Sulek, Bay Area News Group
As the clock ticks towards the election in the evening, Governor Gavin News and his rivals give a final push for the withdrawal of voters on election day that will determine the political future of the leader of the Golden State and the current governor.
Newsum made a last-minute stop at a union hall in San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon, thanking campaign volunteers for sending calls and texts to team members on his behalf before heading to Sacramento to see the return. In Southern California, leading rival candidate Larry Elder called his campaign a “victory party” at a hotel in Orange County.
“We’re going to change California,” Elder told supporters in a video posted on his Twitter page on Tuesday. “Actually, we’re going to change the world.”
Get Gavin out – vote yes! Https: //t.co/03zo1f3O0M pic.twitter.com/cyb3TiBvfr
– Larry Elder (Larilder) September 14, 2021
Republican businessman John Cox, who ran and lost against Newsom in 2018, ended a bus tour in Long Beach on Tuesday morning, where Newsum campaigned with President Joe Biden on Monday night, before Rancho Santa Fe ran in San Diego to wait for results. And reality star Caitlin Jenner personally cast her ballot at Beverly Hills City Hall.
While the turnout of potential voters has been close to the summer, recent polls have shown that Newsom is likely to retain its job. A survey released Friday by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies found that Newsom was ahead by more than 20 points, with 60.1.1% of potential voters saying they planned not to vote in the withdrawal.
Still, something could happen.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Political Data Inc., which runs a widely respected election tracker, reported that more than 9.4 million ballots had been returned – about 42 million of which were distributed among active registered voters across the state. While Democrats have returned more mail-in ballots, the presence of Republicans has increased in recent days as private polling stations have opened. By Tuesday afternoon, Republicans, who accounted for about 2% of registered voters, had returned about 226% of their ballots. But they are still behind millions of Democrats, who make up about 47% of registered voters.
According to Paul Mitchell, vice president of Political Data Inc., “to fill this huge gap, recall voters need a huge gauge.”
On Tuesday morning, that withdrawal was not seen to be implemented locally, even among residents who are not big fans of news.
Alex Shavacel, who grew up in Danville and now studies at UC Davis, said he took the issue of voting yes to withdrawal seriously because the news appeared to be arrogant. If Newsom is up for re-election next year, the registered Democrat may consider voting for another candidate in the primary. But Shavkel ended up not voting in principle: he said the withdrawal process was wrong and unfair and said Newsom had to end its four-year term.
And while Schwartz said he personally “doesn’t want to have dinner” with Newsom and might not vote for him again, he doesn’t hold back the governor’s French laundry scandal, which helped fuel fuel for the withdrawal against him.
“Her French laundry dinner was a very bad time,” Shavacel said. “But at the same time, if I say that I never made a mistake during the epidemic, I will lie.”
Even before the vote closed and the results were announced, veterans and some Republicans, including veteran President Donald Trump, were advising without evidence that the withdrawal election was probably fraudulent and unreliable.
News stopped forcibly returning the idea while stopping in San Francisco.
“The thing about this electoral fraud is a crook,” he said. “It’s a shame … grow up.”
“These people are literally destroying our democracy, our faith in our institutions,” Newsom said. “Guys like me come and go, we’re a dozen dozen … it’s about our organization.”
Staff photographer Carl Mandon contributed to the report.