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Politics Cost for California recall that could oust Newsom: $215M

01:21  11 june  2021
01:21  11 june  2021 Source:   msn.com

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It will cost California counties an estimated $ 215 million to stage an expected recall election this year that could oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, state analysts said Thursday. Without state financial help those costs “fall squarely on the shoulders of counties, creating a severe financial burden,” the counties warned. The preliminary figures were provided by counties that estimated what it would cost for everything from printing and mailing ballots to providing face masks and gloves for election workers.

The effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom is shaping up to be an expensive national spectacle as unlimited fund-raising and partisan interests converge in the most populous U.S. state. On one side are the state Republican party and tycoons including investor Chamath Palihapitiya, who are seeking to “With no fund-raising limits, we could see a hundred million dollars or more being spent on each side of the recall with multiple serious candidates,” said Rose Kapolczynski, a consultant who worked for Newsom ’s main Democratic rival, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in 2018.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It will cost California counties an estimated $215 million to stage an expected recall election this year that could oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, state analysts said Thursday.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to questions during a news conference in San Francisco, on June 3, 2021. It will cost California counties an estimated $215 million to stage an expected recall election this year that could oust Newsom from office. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) © Provided by Associated Press California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to questions during a news conference in San Francisco, on June 3, 2021. It will cost California counties an estimated $215 million to stage an expected recall election this year that could oust Newsom from office. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

The preliminary projection from the state Finance Department comes about a month after a coalition of county officials urged the Legislature to provide funding to cover those costs, warning that they otherwise would strain local budgets already stretched thin by the coronavirus pandemic.

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(Bloomberg) -- The effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom is shaping up to be an expensive national spectacle as unlimited fund-raising and partisan interests converge in the most populous U.S. state.On one side are the state Republican party and tycoons including The recall campaign’s momentum grew after a maskless Newsom attended a swank Napa Valley dinner party for a lobbyist friend in November while his administration told residents to eschew large holiday gatherings. It accelerated as California ’s virus outbreak intensified through the winter and spurred new lockdowns.

The California Patriot Coalition, led by retired Yolo County Deputy Sheriff Orrin Heatlie, is spearheading the recall campaign, already fundraising over .5 million and garnering some 1.4 million signatures on its petition. “Governor Newsom has implemented laws which are detrimental to the Recall organizers have until mid-March to gather 1.5 million signatures on the petition in order to trigger a special election, in which state residents would be asked to vote on whether to remove Newsom and to choose from a series of potential replacements. If successful, the governor’s recall would be only

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters cast their ballots at a polling place in Newport Beach, Calif. It will cost California counties an estimated $215 million to stage an expected recall election this year that could oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters cast their ballots at a polling place in Newport Beach, Calif. It will cost California counties an estimated $215 million to stage an expected recall election this year that could oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Without state financial help those costs “fall squarely on the shoulders of counties, creating a severe financial burden,” the counties warned.

The preliminary figures were provided by counties that estimated what it would cost for everything from printing and mailing ballots to providing face masks and gloves for election workers.

Legislative leaders and the governor's office continue to negotiate a deal on the new budget, which must be in place by July 1, the state of the new fiscal year.

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(Bloomberg) — The effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom is shaping up to be an expensive national spectacle as unlimited fund-raising and partisan… The battle to oust Newsom more than halfway through his first term marks a dramatic turn from a year ago, when the governor enjoyed national recognition for his coronavirus response. In a state where ballot measures routinely shatter records as companies dish out millions of dollars to sway voters — almost 0 million in 2020 alone — a recall election in an era of hyper-partisan politics and social-media scrutiny promises to be

For California Republicans, the decline in influence over the last three decades has been long, slow and frustrating. Their party is as weak as it has ever been in the state. So it’s no wonder they’ve turned to the recall — that dubious and deeply flawed vestige of California ’s turn-of-the-20th-century Ousting Newsom is a long shot, to be sure, given that his favorable ratings are much higher than Davis’ were 18 years ago and that the state is even more Democratic today. But it is far from impossible. And the recall process is problematic, to say the least. For one thing, this special election

Projected election costs varied widely, from $49 million in Los Angeles County, home to about 10 million people, to about $36,000 in sparsely populated Modoc County, in the state's rural northeast corner.

In Los Angeles, its projection to stage the recall was roughly half of the $96 million the county spent to run the November presidential election.

An election date has not been set, but it's widely expected to be held in the fall.

The state is in the process of establishing and reviewing projected election costs, which is part of the lengthy, required process before an election is formally authorized.

State officials earlier announced a preliminary tally that found recall organizers had gathered more than enough petition signatures to qualify the recall for the ballot.

Democrats supporting Newsom have called the election a waste of taxpayer money, noting that he will stand for re-election in 2022 if he beats back a recall attempt in the fall.

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Last updated: May 18, 2021 Organizers of a campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) turned in 1,719,943 valid signatures, exceeding the 1,495,709 required to trigger a recall election. Organizers turned in more than 2.1 million signatures by the March 17 filing deadline.

Republicans who deride Newsom as a failure see the election costs as money well-spent in their effort to drive him from office.

"Given Newsom’s track record, recalling him will save California billions,” said Gus Portela, a spokesman for former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, one of the leading GOP candidates hoping to replace the governor.

The recall took root last year, driven largely by public dismay with Newsom’s long-running virus restrictions that shuttered schools and businesses.

Recent polling has found that Newsom would survive the recall at this juncture.

The list of Republican challengers who have signaled an intention to enter the race continues to grow, though no consensus front-runner has emerged. State Assemblyman Kevin Kiley this week became the latest to announce he is considering stepping in.

Other Republicans in the race include businessman John Cox, who was defeated by Newsom in 2018, reality TV personality and 1976 Olympic decathlon champion Caitlyn Jenner and former congressman Doug Ose.

California's virus reopening met with cheers and caution .
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cable car bells clanged, Minions danced and restaurant patrons sipped their drinks indoors on a scorching day as California fully reopened its economy after 15 months of coronavirus restrictions. From the wine country to Disneyland, restaurants and other businesses threw open their doors wide on Tuesday and many allowed fully vaccinated customers to throw away their masks as the state ended its color-coded COVID-19 restriction tiers amid a plunge in infections and rising vaccination rates.“California has turned the page. Let us all celebrate this remarkable milestone,” an exuberant and mask-less Gov.

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