California Gov. Gavin Newsom will remain in office

United States
September 14, 2021 11:08pm CST
Today there was a special election to try to oust the California Governor, Gavin Newsom. The vote was a simple, "Yes" or "No" ballot as to whether or not he should be recalled. It was launched (again) by ultra-conservatives, who have tried to get a recall vote since he was first elected. Roughly two-thirds voted to not recall him; one-third voted to do so. As of this writing, and with 63 percent of the votes tallied, there are 67% who voted "No," and 33% who voted "Yes." I just heard the governor say this: "I am humbled and grateful to the millions, and millions of Californians who exercised their fundamental right to vote, and express themselves so overwhelmingly by rejecting the division."
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@much2say (50999)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Sep
I will tell you that I am relieved about the outcome. I told Hubby that I would seriously throw up if any other candidate could take over. This recall election cost millions of buckaroos too - could have been spent towards something truly worthy.
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• United States
15 Sep
You mean like getting everybody vaccinated? LOL
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@TheHorse (137895)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Sep
Exactly.
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@TheHorse (137895)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Sep
@TheSojourner What an idea! You Socialist, you.
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@LeaPea2417 (31764)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 Sep
No big shock to me, I predicted he would not be voted out.
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• United States
15 Sep
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@TheHorse (137895)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Sep
It was kind of a no-brainer. What a waste of money and time!
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@xander6464 (25892)
• Wapello, Iowa
17 Sep
@TheHorse It was kind of a no-brainer. What a waste of money and time! --------I still can't believe the guy who said we should feel sorry for slave owners lost.
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@LindaOHio (74859)
• United States
15 Sep
I heard about this; but I don't remember what the issue was.
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• United States
15 Sep
It's easy to find by a quick research.
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@TheHorse (137895)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Sep
There really was no issue. That's why the recall was a farce.
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@NJChicaa (102459)
• United States
15 Sep
wonderful news!
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• United States
15 Sep
I am in agreement.
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@jstory07 (109789)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Sep
Is that a good thing that he got to keep his job?
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• United States
15 Sep
I suppose this is all a matter of the perspective of the person looking at this issue. As I was doing my best to simply report (old-fashioned journalism), I wanted to keep any bias out of it. "Just the facts, Ma'am! Just the facts!"
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@marlina (131177)
• Canada
15 Sep
@TheSojourner "Just the facts, Ma'am! Just the facts!" I appreciate this!
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• United States
15 Sep
@marlina I always was a Dragnet fan!
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@LadyDuck (354362)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
It is incredible how many people do not exercise their right to vote.
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• United States
15 Sep
Very true. Do you have the same issue in your country?
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@LadyDuck (354362)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
@TheSojourner Here in Switzerland people vote, surely a lot more than in Italy. Very few Italians exercise their right to vote. I can honestly understand the reason, nothing ever changes in Italy.
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• United States
15 Sep
@LadyDuck I think I read an article a couple of years ago that it is illegal not to vote in Australia. They have a fine attached to the offense, but I understand people will continue to not vote and the penalty is not enforced much.
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@CarolDM (152710)
• United States
15 Sep
I am commenting to say.. no comment.
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@TheHorse (137895)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Sep
I was relieved when I saw the headline in the paper yesterday.
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• United States
16 Sep
I think there are a lot of people that were. Considering that Larry Elder was his most viable opponent, I wasn't sure how that was going to pan out in the vote.
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@wolfgirl569 (47295)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Sep
I seen that this morning.
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• United States
15 Sep
That was one that I was watching.
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• Philippines
15 Sep
Thanks for this information.
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