World Gavin Newsom Recall Gathers Enough Signatures to Qualify for California Ballot
California Governor Gavin Newsom Launches Opposing Petition to Fight Recall Campaign
Governor Newsom's anti-recall campaign has been endorsed by prominent Democrats like Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, voting rights activist Stacey Abrams and Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison. The website's "recall opponents" page includes quotes from Newsom's supporters backing the governor and his leadership amid the coronavirus pandemic."Governor Newsom has courageously led California through a global pandemic — putting health, science and equity at the center of the state's response," Abrams is quoted as saying. "Republicans fought him every step of the way.
The campaign to recall Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom has gathered enough signature to trigger a special election.
California's Secretary of State Shirley Weber validated the 1,495,709 petition signatures that triggered the recall election. The special election will now occur in roughly 60 to 80 days.
‘Nope! Done!’: Tucker Carlson Cuts Off, Mocks Ex-Cop Who Dared Criticize Derek Chauvin
Tucker Carlson devoted much of his Tuesday night show to staking a decidedly anti-anti-Chauvin position, complaining that former police officer Derek Chauvin was only found guilty of murder because jurors were afraid of Black Lives Matter and suggesting the verdict shows that the U.S. has “already given up on civilization.” At the same time, the far-right primetime star melted down when a former New York corrections officer who described Chauvin’s actions against George Floyd as “excessive” and “savagery,” letting out a bone-chilling laugh in his guest’s face while cutting him off mid-sentence.
Newsom's opponents collected signatures for his recall at a time when the state experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths, as well as ongoing closures of schools and businesses. However, public opinion towards Newsom could change as the state experiences the benefits of.
In short, the pandemic's effects on the state could look very different when the recall election occurs. A probable summer drought, wildfires and resulting power blackouts could deepen voter dissatisfaction with Newsom's leadership though.
Despite only being governor for two years, Newsom has already faced five unsuccessful attempts to remove him through recalls. California has some of the most relaxed rules to initiating a recall, according to the state news site Cal Matters. Because of the ongoing pandemic, a judge gave his opponents nearly twice the usual amount of time to solicit recall signatures.
Transgender icon Caitlyn Jenner to run for California governor
Olympic champion and Kardashian clan member Caitlyn Jenner said Friday she has filed paperwork to run for governor of California, in a bid to become the first transgender American to win such a high-profile post. Jenner first found fame at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, winning a gold medal under the name Bruce Jenner before her 2015 transition. She was previously married to Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian family whose television show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" has been a two-decade hit.
Newsom has a higher favorability rating than state Governor Gray Davis did when he was recalled from office in 2003. Newsom had a 51 percent approval rating and a 39 percent disapproval rating in a Morning Consult poll conducted almost entirely during January. Comparatively, Davis' approval rating was in the 20s just before he was recalled, according to the statistics site FiveThirtyEight.
The site also notes that California is much more Democratic-leaning now than it was around 2003. In 2004, Democratic Presidential nomineereceived about 54 percent of the state's votes. In 2020, the Democratic Presidential nominee received over 63 percent of the state's votes.
Newsom's spokesperson called the recall effort a Republican "scheme" and "a transparently partisan attempt to install a Trump supporter as governor of a state that elected Newsom and rejected Trump in historic landslides," according toNews13 Sacramento.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
European Parliament strips neo-Nazi Greek MEP of immunity .
Vote clears way for Greek authorities to imprison Ioannis Lagos, who was handed a 13-year jail term in October.Legislators overwhelmingly approved the move, with 658 in favour and only 25 opposed in a secret ballot held on Monday, the European Parliament said on Tuesday.