California Governor Gavin Newsom delivered a victory speech on the evening of September 14 to celebrate a possible victory in the gubernatorial recall election.
As of 9:35 p.m. unofficial results of the 2021 gubernatorial recall election showed that Gavin Newsom was unlikely to be recalled and would remain governor of California. According to the Office of the California Secretary of State, approximately 66.8 percent of people in the election counted as “no,” with 33.2 percent voting “yes,” with 46.1 percent reporting a partial.
Newsom said Californians who voted “no” on the recall said “yes” to the goals of his administration.
“We said yes to everything we hold dear as Californians and I would argue as Americans—economic justice, social justice, racial justice, environmental justice, our values,” Newsom said in her speech. “All those things were on the ballot this evening.”
Larry Elder received the highest vote share of 43.6 percent among candidates who would have replaced Newsom had he been recalled.
In the 2018 gubernatorial election, Governor Gavin Newsom was elected by the largest margin in an electoral race since 1950. Since his time in office, Newsom has faced criticism for his decisions on closing prisons, suspending the death penalty, implementing vaccine mandates, and decriminalization. Implement COVID-19 statewide restrictions.
More than a year before the recall petition was approved on June 23, 2021, grassroots efforts to recall the governor began in 2020 and state officials confirmed there were more than 1,495,709 signatures, holding a special recall election. amount required.
In a previous interview with The Epoch Times, recall organizers attributed the pace of the recall campaign to the governor’s decisions about COVID-19 state-mandated shutdowns and restrictions.
At the peak of the pandemic in November 2020, Newsom received a backlash after attending a party at a French Laundry restaurant without wearing a mask and with several home visitors – asking residents of the state to stay home and avoid holiday gatherings Despite.
Following the French Laundry incident, county registrars’ offices reported an increase of recall petition signatures by 596,721.
As the pandemic continued, California continued to release unemployment funds to residents whose jobs have been lost due to the pandemic. As eligible people received additional funding, it was revealed that more than $31 billion in EDD funds had been claimed by scammers, including prison inmates.
Amid the recall process, Newsom also faced critics who criticized his decision to allow 76,000 in-state prisoners of violent criminals and repeat felonies to get out of prison before their release date. Opposed, with the help of Proposition 57, which allows prisoners to receive credit for good behavior.
Recently, California announced a vaccine mandate for health care workers and school workers. In healthcare workplaces, workers are required to receive the vaccine by September 30. Workers who refuse to receive the vaccine and fail to obtain religious or medical exemptions will be out of jobs starting October 1.
The state last called a governor back in 2003 when Gray Davis was in office. Arnold Schwarzenegger Davis succeeded Arnold Schwarzenegger after 55 percent of the state’s voters voted “yes” on the recall.
On September 13, President Joe Biden visited Long Beach to promote Newsom’s campaign, calling Republican candidate Larry Elder a “clone of Donald Trump.”
Elder said that if the governor is elected, he would immediately move to end the mask and vaccine mandate.
He also said he would suspend the California Environmental Quality Act, given its impact on the cost of building new housing and other construction projects.
Larry Elder is a contributor to the Epoch Times and host of “Larry Elder for the Epoch Times” on EpochTV.
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