The people of California may finally be fed up with Gov. Gavin Newsom. As the Democrat’s position remains in jeopardy, his would-be replacement is gathering support.
Newsom is facing a recall after the petition for his recall gathered the necessary two million signatures, the Daily Caller reported. Meanwhile, conservative commentator and radio host Larry Elder is gathering momentum as the GOP challenger.
The recall question will be decided in the Sept. 14 recall election. Ballots already being mailed out are asking whether voters are in favor of recalling Newsom and, if so, whom would they wish to replace him.
Early polling is showing Newsom still hanging on within the margin of error on the question of recall. However, those same polls are finding Elder at the top of the heap with a +10 or more advantage. Besides voter enthusiasm as an indication, many others have noted the media’s attacks on Elder as proof that they’re scared of him.
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The most bewildering charge leveled at Elder, a black man, is that he’s a white supremacist. He has been accused of that worldview in several LA Times pieces and even by black MSNBC host Joy Reid who said “even people of color can be influenced by white supremacist narratives.”
Still, the people are fed up with Newsom even in the deep blue Golden State. The embattled governor has been pushing back by trying to frighten the people of California about Elder’s political leanings.
“The leading candidate thinks climate change is a hoax, believes we need more offshore oil drilling, more fracking, does not believe a woman has the right to choose [and] actually came out against Roe v. Wade, does not believe in a minimum wage,” Newsom said this month. Other politicians have also scare-mongered.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia hysterically said that Elder’s repeal of mask and vaccine mandates in California would be deadly. “Delta and Elder as Gov is dangerous,” he warned in a tweet. Rep. Adam Shiff (D-CA) also sounded the alarm about Elder. “That would be a disaster: He’s anti-truth. Anti-science. Even anti-minimum wage,” he tweeted.
Newsom and the Democrats are getting nervous about the future of their stronghold in California. If this recall succeeds and Elder does become the next governor, it will indicate a seismic shift has happened in the party, the state — and probably even the nation.