California’s recall fever
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) at a Sept. 12 rally in Sun Valley, Calif. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)

Forty-six candidates on the recall ballot. One governor with his first term on the line. 


California Gov. Gavin Newsom is fighting to hold on to his seat, with the recall election that could replace him set to end Tuesday night. Newsom needs more than 50 percent of the vote to maintain his governorship.

 

Senior correspondent Scott Wilson says recall elections are baked into California life. Every governor for the past 60 years has been challenged with a recall, but only one attempt has been successful.


This recall election could flip leadership of the country’s most populous state to a vastly different candidate — and have far-reaching implications for national politics and the makeup of the U.S. Senate. 

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California’s recall fever
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) at a Sept. 12 rally in Sun Valley, Calif. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)

Forty-six candidates on the recall ballot. One governor with his first term on the line. 


California Gov. Gavin Newsom is fighting to hold on to his seat, with the recall election that could replace him set to end Tuesday night. Newsom needs more than 50 percent of the vote to maintain his governorship.

 

Senior correspondent Scott Wilson says recall elections are baked into California life. Every governor for the past 60 years has been challenged with a recall, but only one attempt has been successful.


This recall election could flip leadership of the country’s most populous state to a vastly different candidate — and have far-reaching implications for national politics and the makeup of the U.S. Senate. 

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