2021 NEWSOM RECALL GUIDE

Your comprehensive guide to the 2021 California Recall Election

Updated July 27, 2021

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RECALL: THE BASICS



Video explainer:  What does Newsom have in common with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kamala Harris? 

Recalling a California governor, explained

How does a recall work anyway?
If more than 50% of voters say yes, then they pick a new governor.

Who’s behind the effort to throw Newsom out of office?
Republican activists have been trying to boot Newsom since 2019.

How are Democrats responding?
Democrats are rallying behind Newsom, but voter turnout uncertain.

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Rafael Suarez tries to restart the generator during a hot day in Los Angeles, on July 9, 2021. As part of their plans to reduce homelessness, Republican recall candidates are calling for a clean-up of the state. Photo by Pablo Unzueta for CalMatters

¿Es la falta de vivienda el punto débil de Newsom durante el proceso de destitución? Los republicanos piensan que sí

Read this article in English.   En resumen Los que proponen la destitución del gobernador de California ven a Newsom como vulnerable en este tema, pero algunos expertos y defensores dicen que sus ideas podrían empeorar la vida de las personas sin hogar. El proceso de destitución de Gavin Newsom puede haber cobrado impulso como un referéndum […]

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