Newsom faced its first recall election in California in 18 years. At one point, just weeks before the election, he appeared to be in such a precarious position that Democrats decided to send President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to campaign.
Republicans sought re-election in 2003, when actor Arnold Schwarzenegger ideologically drew support and voters decided to start the then government. Gray Davis. This time, however, the party’s leading candidate, speech radio presenter Larry Elder, was so close to the conservative tradition that it was difficult to attract broad bipartisan support for a GOP candidate to win in deep blue California.
His long-running spark comments – coupled with the odd recall system, promised that the elder would be governor if Newsom was recalled – to encourage those who had heavily tuned in to the election and not cast their ballots.
Severe epidemic policy is a great success
Newsom’s aggressive measures to slow the spread of the corona virus – the same restrictions that helped withdraw the election – received significant impetus on Tuesday night, proving to Democrats across the country that a tough epidemic policy would be good politics.
In his election night statement to Newsom reporters, when people voted “no”, the vote was “they say yes science, yes vaccines … ending this epidemic”.
This, more than any lesson from California, is likely to infiltrate other elections later this year and in 2022 – again helping Democrats carry out tough corona virus measures to prevent the continued spread of the delta variant. A little but vocal resistance.
Newsom carried out its campaign in its fierce Govt action, attacking the loose on the epidemic, distinguishing itself with Republican governors in Texas and Florida, and fully running with the new vaccine requirements announced by Biden just days before Election Day.
“We saw the Delta uprising as a real infiltration moment in this campaign,” said Sean Clegg, NewSome’s best strategist. “With one party essentially becoming the anti-science, anti-vaccine, public health party, Delta’s clear, unambiguous focus is on what the stakes are in this election.”
A 2022 Newsom vs Senior Race?
In the same breath he acknowledged the return of the NewSome memoir on stage Tuesday night, Elder pointed to another run next year in California’s routinely scheduled governorship.
“We may have lost the war, but we are going to win the war,” the senior said.
That could be a headache for Republicans in California.
Including former San Diego Mayor Kevin Falconer – the party had other options – he could object less to moderate and democratic voters. But conservatives in the state rallied around Elder, the talk radio presenter, with a long record of spark comments captured by NewSome. His campaign was designed as a choice between two candidates, one of whom was sidelined by California’s overwhelming Democratic majority, rather than a simple top-down vote on the governor.
However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat California’s first black governor. He may be a key voice in the GOP in the upcoming by-elections.
“As a former radio presenter, I say this: wait,” the senior said Tuesday night.
Lessons are defined from California
Many of the lessons that Democrats across the country can learn from the failure are far less convincing — the state looks like the most important race, with a nearly 2-1 record advantage for Democrats. Recalling 2022 and elections, by nature, creates unique electoral conditions.
Newsomer’s advisers argued that the National Democrats would be wise to follow their own path – urging the governor to tie up his opponents with Trump and nationalize the race to snatch the races.
“Larry Elder is on the ballot here in memory, but Larry Elder’s version will be on the ballot across the country,” said Juan Rodriguez, Newsom’s campaign manager. “This is an important lesson for Democrats and how they leaned towards the message we made.”
The Democrats, who are set to win major races in 2021 and 2022, are not sure whether to give them a map considering the unique political structure of the state of California.
“It’s very difficult to see real assumptions from the California results,” said Terry McAuliffe, a leading Democrat in Virginia who is currently running for governor for a second time.
No talk of fraud from adults
California is ready for the latest addition to former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie.”
The elder warned about the “bad guys” in the voting process. His campaign started a website for those who saw evidence of trouble or fraud in voting to submit confessions. On Tuesday night on stage, before the Elder spoke, the speakers raised doubts about the legitimacy of the electoral process.
“Some television stations are saying it’s coming to an end – it’s too early. It’s too early. They have counted the mail ballots.
Instead, chatting about election fraud is simply a way to encourage conservative voters who have bought into Trump’s lies.
The elder appeared on stage to put an end to that talk. He did not mention election fraud. He also interrupted supporters who posed on Newsom. “We will be merciful in failure,” he said.
Recall’s biggest cost triggers calls for reform
The state Treasury Department has set a price tag of $ 276 million for California’s recall election.
Eventually, the state’s odd laws allowed the election to take place, at huge expense, 14 months before the re – election anyway.
By the way, the recall process sparked calls for reform – which, for whatever reason, could be triggered by a petition signed by 12% of the electorate in the last governor election of the state.
“California Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Kevin Mullin tweeted Tuesday night that $ 276 million was wasted to reaffirm the 2018 results with an election in 2022.
Mullin said the reforms would include elevating the lieutenant governor to the position of chief executive of the state, rather than electing a replacement by a single vote if a governor is successfully withdrawn.
The Newcom campaign asked voters to vote “no” on whether to withdraw him, and then leave the second question – who will replace him if he is recalled – blank. That strategy seemed to be problematic when the elections revealed a close contest in the absence of a Democratic nominee if Newsom was recalled. But it eventually helped turn the rivalry with Elder into a NewSom campaign.
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