Election 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom gives a speech following his projected victory in the recall election at the California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento on Sept. 14. (Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters)

And the winner in the California recall is? None of the above

Many voters skipped the confusing ballot’s second question

  • Sep 17, 2021

 

Gov. Gavin Newsom prepared to vote in the recall election at the Secretary of State building in Sacramento on Sept. 10. (Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters)

Polling error: How one survey changed the Newsom recall campaign

August survey results helped rouse liberal-leaning voters

  • Sep 13, 2021

 

State Treasurer Fiona Ma, left, and Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, who were elected in 2018, rallied to support of Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces recall. (Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters)

Why the recall election is unlikely to lead to California’s first female governor

More men running, cost is high, ‘likability’ factor

  • Sep 13, 2021

 

Larry Elder, pictured in Thousand Oaks on Sept. 6, is the Republican front-runner in the California recall election. (Allison Zaucha/New York Times)

In California, Republicans struggle to expand the recall’s appeal

GOP lacks a leader with ability to appeal beyond the hard right

  • Sep 13, 2021
Larry Elder, pictured in Thousand Oaks on Sept. 6, is the Republican front-runner in the California recall election. (Allison Zaucha/New York Times)
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference following a discussion with Asian-American and Pacific Islander community leaders at the Chinese Culture Center in Chinatown on Friday, March 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Here’s where things stand in California’s recall election

If 60% of state’s voters cast ballots, ‘it’s almost mathematically impossible for Newsom to lose’

  • Sep 13, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference following a discussion with Asian-American and Pacific Islander community leaders at the Chinese Culture Center in Chinatown on Friday, March 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Altering California’s process for recalling elected officials in many cases requires amending the state constution. (Shutterstock)

There are ways to change California’s recall laws

More and more, voters are calling for reform

  • Sep 10, 2021
Altering California’s process for recalling elected officials in many cases requires amending the state constution. (Shutterstock)
Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in San Francisco this week speaking about the election for his recall, has directed $12 billion toward climate programs.<ins> (Jim Wilson/New York Times)</ins>

California recall vote could weaken the the state’s aggressive climate policies

Newsom’s opponents would roll back aggressive plans

  • Sep 8, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in San Francisco this week speaking about the election for his recall, has directed $12 billion toward climate programs.<ins> (Jim Wilson/New York Times)</ins>
Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in San Francisco at an event organized by the Latino Task Force, continues efforts to reach out to Latino voters as he faces recall. <ins>(Jim Wilson/New York Times)</ins>

Latinos shape California — why are so many sitting out the recall?

Voters seemingly disengaged or ambivalent

  • Sep 7, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in San Francisco at an event organized by the Latino Task Force, continues efforts to reach out to Latino voters as he faces recall. <ins>(Jim Wilson/New York Times)</ins>
Nearly 8 million Californians elected Gavin Newsom to office in 2018; now is the time for voters to unite so he can finish his term. (Max Whittaker/New York Times)
Nearly 8 million Californians elected Gavin Newsom to office in 2018; now is the time for voters to unite so he can finish his term. (Max Whittaker/New York Times)

There are two Californias in recall politics

Ideology splits the state along geographical lines

Nearly 8 million Californians elected Gavin Newsom to office in 2018; now is the time for voters to unite so he can finish his term. (Max Whittaker/New York Times)
Nearly 8 million Californians elected Gavin Newsom to office in 2018; now is the time for voters to unite so he can finish his term. (Max Whittaker/New York Times)
In October 2003, then Gov. Gray Davis, center left, and then Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger met in the governor’s office in Sacramento. (Monica Almeida/New York Times)

Why do we have recalls? We can thank Los Angeles

By Soumya Karlamangla New York Times The big day is in less…

  • Sep 1, 2021
In October 2003, then Gov. Gray Davis, center left, and then Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger met in the governor’s office in Sacramento. (Monica Almeida/New York Times)
Some GOP recall candidates say they would use emergency power to pass their agenda, and try to persuade the Democratic legislature. <ins>(iStock)</ins>
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If Newsom is recalled, how would a Republican governor get anything done?

Leader must work with Legislature to pass new laws, approve budget, make appointments

  • Aug 30, 2021
Some GOP recall candidates say they would use emergency power to pass their agenda, and try to persuade the Democratic legislature. <ins>(iStock)</ins>
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The recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom is Sept. 14, but Californians are encouraged to vote early. (Ray Saint Germain/Bay City News)

Aug. 30 is last day to register to vote in recall election

Aug. 30 is the last day to register to vote for the…

The recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom is Sept. 14, but Californians are encouraged to vote early. (Ray Saint Germain/Bay City News)
California voters are urged to exercise their rights by participating in the somewhat confusing election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

California recall: How do I review my ballot and why is it so confusing?

By Christopher B. Dolan and Kim Levy This week’s question comes from…

California voters are urged to exercise their rights by participating in the somewhat confusing election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
State residents can register to vote by Aug. 30 to receive a mail-in ballot before the recall election. (Ray Saint Germain/Bay City News)

Californians should review rights, participate in election

‘Now’s the time to make your voice heard’

State residents can register to vote by Aug. 30 to receive a mail-in ballot before the recall election. (Ray Saint Germain/Bay City News)
California voters have until Sept. 14 to turn in their ballots in the election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner file)

What you need to know about voting in the recall election

Two questions are on the ballot

  • Aug 18, 2021
California voters have until Sept. 14 to turn in their ballots in the election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner file)
Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland in July, is spending big in attempts to get Democratic voters to turn out for September recall election. (Jim Wilson/ New York Times)

Can Gov. Newsom keep his job? Recall effort shows a dead heat

Election may hinge on ‘Democrats who are choosing whether to vote’

  • Aug 17, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland in July, is spending big in attempts to get Democratic voters to turn out for September recall election. (Jim Wilson/ New York Times)
Two questions are on the ballot in the upcoming election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, and it’s important for voters to answer both. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Two questions are on the ballot in the upcoming election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, and it’s important for voters to answer both. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Recall may come as early as September

By Laurel Rosenhall CalMatters Californians will almost certainly vote this year whether…

  • Jun 7, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)