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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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Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks about lifting California's coronavirus restrictions at Universal Studios in Universal City on June 15, 2021. Photo by Pablo Unzueta for CalMatters

How big a factor was COVID in the California recall?

While counties with high COVID-19 vaccination rates tended to vote no in the California recall and vice-versa, other political factors played a major role. In some Democratic counties, the no vote was even higher than the vaccination rate.

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