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Voters filled out ballots in the gubernatorial recall election at City Hall in September. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance to permanently allow non-citizens to vote in Board of Education elections. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

San Francisco supervisors approve non-citizen voting in school board elections

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to permanently allow non-citizens to…

 

From left, Gabriela López, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga were sworn in to the Board of Education on Jan. 7, 2019. The election date for their possible recall is Feb. 15, 2022. (Ida Mojadad/Examiner file)

The silver lining of San Francisco’s ‘recall fever’

Recalls are an expensive but valuable amplifier for everyday people

 

People waited to vote in the recall election in Huntington Beach on Sept. 14; Orange County’s rejection of the recall hints at what could be in store for the 2022 midterms. (Allison Zaucha/New York Times)

What Newsom’s victory in Orange County says about 2022

Region is no longer a reliably conservative enclave

  • Sep 23, 2021

 

People wait to vote in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, as California voters will decide whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, concluding an idiosyncratic election that has been held in the middle of a pandemic and closely watched as one of the first big indicators of the country’s political direction since President Biden took office. (Allison Zaucha/The New York Times)

As California votes, it rethinks its tradition of direct democracy

‘This is a system that was put in place 100 years ago’

  • Sep 14, 2021
People wait to vote in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, as California voters will decide whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, concluding an idiosyncratic election that has been held in the middle of a pandemic and closely watched as one of the first big indicators of the country’s political direction since President Biden took office. (Allison Zaucha/The New York Times)
As Gavin Newsom hit the campaign trail Tuesday in San Francisco, officials and experts said the voting system for the gubernatorial recall election remained secure. (Kevin Hume/The Examiner)

Bizarre voting machine story no threat to recall vote, officials say

‘This is part of the effect and perpetuation of the Big Lie’

  • Sep 14, 2021
As Gavin Newsom hit the campaign trail Tuesday in San Francisco, officials and experts said the voting system for the gubernatorial recall election remained secure. (Kevin Hume/The Examiner)
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
Gov. Gavin Newsom prepared to vote in the recall election at the Secretary of State building in Sacramento on Sept. 10. (Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters)
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
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)
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)
Winning the recall in convincing fashion is hugely important to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ambitions.<ins> (Max Whittaker/New York Times)</ins>

California recall election is an expensive lesson for Gov. Gavin Newsom

By Gil Duran Examiner Opinion Editor The last time I wrote about…

  • Sep 11, 2021
Winning the recall in convincing fashion is hugely important to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ambitions.<ins> (Max Whittaker/New York Times)</ins>
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>
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)
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)
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)
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was among the four candidates for California governor who participated in a debate in Yorba Linda this week. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The first debate in the Newsom recall

Only 4 of 41 people running take the stage

  • Aug 5, 2021
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was among the four candidates for California governor who participated in a debate in Yorba Linda this week. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco residents cast their votes at the City Hall voting center on May 7, the first day of voting for the June 5 primary election. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A few easy ways to save our democracy

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you like to know what’s…

San Francisco residents cast their votes at the City Hall voting center on May 7, the first day of voting for the June 5 primary election. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)