California Gov. Gavin Newsom will remain in office
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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• Los Angeles, California
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.
• United States
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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• United States
@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.