Authors: KATHLEEN RONAYNE and MICHAEL R. BLOOD
Sacramento, California (Associated Press)-California Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) firmly vetoed a recall on Tuesday aimed at bringing him down early, and the Democrats see the campaign as facing the coronavirus Part of the national struggle for party values during the pandemic and the continuing threat from “Trumpism.”
Newsom won quickly, thanks to the high turnout in the Democratic-majority states. He saw it as a victory for science, women’s rights, and other liberal issues, and ensured that the country’s most populous state would continue to be under the control of the Democratic Party as a laboratory for progressive policies.
Newsom stated that “No” is not the only word being said tonight. “I want you to concentrate on what we say ‘yes’ to a country: We say yes science, vaccines and ending the pandemic.
The issue of recalling Newsom is now in the lead by two to one. This was before Tuesday’s live vote and the postal vote. The Democrats performed well. It may shrink over the next few days as the polling station statistics show, but Newsom cannot overcome this lead.
In the event of a successful recall, Republican talk radio host Larry Elder would almost certainly replace Newsom. This result would give Sacramento an entirely different political worldview.
The recall opened Newson’s response to the pandemic, including mandatory masks and vaccinations. Democrats celebrated the results as evidence showed that voters supported their approach. As the party prepares for next year’s midterm elections, this campaign tested whether the opposition to Trump and his right-wing politics are still driving forces for Democrats and Independents.
Republicans wanted to prove that pandemic prevention measures taken in recent months have been frustrating and won’t keep Democrats away. The Republican Party gained back four seats in Congress last year. This success, which Republican leaders hope to achieve, shows that the state, which has been under Democratic control for over a decade, is now alive and well.
But the recall of elections is an imperfect barometer—especially national trends. California’s ratio of Republicans and Democrats is almost 2 to 1. This means that the result might not translate into the governor of troubled states or reflect how voters will rate Congressmen next year.
Trump claimed that the election was rigged, even though he did not take part in it. Elder’s campaign repeated this claim. After the results were announced, Elder didn’t mention fraud to his supporters.
“Let’s be kind to failure. We may have lost this battle, but we will win this war,” he said, adding later that the recall forced Democrats to focus on homelessness and California’s high cost of living and other issues.
For several months, Newsom compared the recall to Trump and his supporters’ efforts to overthrow the presidential election and Republican-led efforts to restrict voting rights.
Democracy doesn’t mean you can just throw it around. It’s more like—I don’t know—an antique vase,” Newsom said after winning. You can throw it away or smash it into a million pieces. But if we don’t rise up and welcome this moment, that’s what we can do.