By Maril Revette Stratton
California is the test case — a blue-state version of what’s happening in Georgia and Texas to overturn elections and suppress the vote.
Inspired by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall election, a Republican lawmaker in Maryland is now exploring bringing recall elections to that state.
To be clear — Newsom won his 2018 election with 62 percent of the vote. If the Sept. 14 recall is successful, he would be replaced by someone supported by just a sliver of the state’s voters.
To be even clearer — recalls are intended to address corruption or incompetence — not to dispute policies. That’s what a general election is for, and Newsom is up for reelection just next year.
Even the conservative San Diego Union-Tribune’s editorial board wrote that Newsom “has no record of corruption or chronic incompetence. The pandemic, the housing shortage and homelessness are all massive headaches that would daunt any governor.”
And yet here we are, with this opportunistic, partisan recall effort — costing taxpayers $276 million — to overrule the will of the people so clearly expressed in Newsom’s 2018 landslide election.
Please vote no to protect California and democracy.
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