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Episode 1597

2021 California gubernatorial recall election
Thu, 2021-Sep-16 01:39 UTC
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With 217,033 views on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 our article of the day is 2021 California gubernatorial recall election.

The 2021 California gubernatorial recall election was a special election in which California voters chose not to recall incumbent governor Gavin Newsom, whose term ends in January 2023. In the event of a successful recall, it would have also determined Newsom's successor. The election followed the same pandemic-era format used in the November 2020 general election: in August, county election offices sent an official ballot to the mailing address of every registered voter for the option to vote by mail on or before election day, September 14, 2021, when polling places opened statewide for the option to vote in-person. Voters' ability to recall an elected official in California is the result of Progressive Era reforms enacted in 1911 alongside the introduction of the ballot initiative and women's suffrage. The 2003 recall election was the first time a gubernatorial recall attempt led to an election in California and resulted in the successful recall of Governor Gray Davis, who was replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 2021 California recall is the fourth gubernatorial recall election to successfully make the ballot in American history, the others being the 1921 North Dakota gubernatorial recall election (which successfully recalled Lynn Frazier), the 2003 California recall, and the 2012 Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election (which failed to recall Scott Walker).

CNN, CBS News, NBC News, The New York Times, and others have all projected that Newsom has defeated the recall efforts and will remain in office. Larry Elder, the front runner replacement candidate, has conceded the race.

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