California recall election: Live results, updates and news on the Newsom vote

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Larry Elder takes questions from the media during a campaign stop outside the Los Angeles City Hall of Justice on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Damien Dovargens / AP

Polls show that California voters are ready to beat Attempts to recall state Democratic governor Gavin Newsom

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Choices can be wrong or change rapidly. At present, however, their conclusions are completely anecdotal. California is Nearly twice as many registered Democrats than registered Republicans. was chosen by Newsom Around 24 percent marks in 2018. With one notable exception, in 2003, every previous attempt to recall the governor of California has failed.

But this is the era of the Big Lie.


Influenced by a series of lies about former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election, many Republican voters are now skeptical, for no good reason, about the integrity of US elections in general. And prominent Republicans know how to stir up the crowd they’ve built.

With Tuesday’s election day fast approaching, Trump and other right-wing figures, including Newsom’s top replacement candidate Larry Elder, are laying the groundwork for baselessly dismissing a potential Newsom victory as the product of Democratic fraud. started.

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Trump and Elder’s rhetoric mirrors what happened in the weeks leading up to Election Day 2020, when Trump and his allies relentlessly pushed the lie that Democrats couldn’t possibly beat them in an election that wasn’t “rigged.” and it benefits from years of extra foul, by Trump and others, portraying California as a cesspool of largely illegal voting.

In a Newsmax television interview last Tuesday, Trump Called California recalls “probably rigged”. Trump stepped up his foul play in a written statement on Monday, saying: “Does anyone really believe the California recall election was rigged? Millions and millions of mail-in ballots would make it just another big election scam, someone No different, but less obvious, than the 2020 presidential election scandal!”

Elder’s campaign website now features a link to a website that makes baseless and vague claims of fraud in the recall and urges residents to sign a petition to “investigate a special session of the California legislature and seek this Demand to investigate and rectify the distorted results of the 2021 recall elections”. Governor Gavin Newsom.” Again, because election day had not yet arrived, there were no results by the time Elder’s campaign began promoting this petition, let alone “twisted” results.

Elder, inspired by a Fox News host, said Monday that he is “concerned about the fraud,” and promoted the “Election Integrity Project” featured on his website. and one monday Interview Along with NBC News and MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff, Elder would not commit to accepting the outcome of the election, instead saying “we should all look to election integrity.”

Elder made a similar comment last week. At a campaign event last Wednesday, Elder said, “we’ve heard a lot of things that have been suspicious so far,” declared that “they’re going to cheat, we know it,” and promised to file a lawsuit. Earlier in the day, he told reporters, “I believe there very well could be shenanigans, as happened in the 2020 election.” (Elder said both times that so many voters are outraged at Newsom’s position that the recall would be successful anyway.)

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