Dear Dr. Democrat:
Politico says it’s time for concern about efforts to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) — and this is just as he’s about to appoint at least one (but let’s face it, probably two) senators. Should I (we) be concerned?
Half-Baked in Bakersfield
Republicans are bestirring themselves in California. That is true. But the article’s reference to the state’s “Republican establishment” is laughable — probably as laughable as Florida’s “Democratic establishment.”
This part is correct:
A recall by Republicans, who still have the albatross of Donald Trump, an unpopular president in solidly blue California, around their necks, remains a longshot. And Democrat Newsom still enjoys the strong approval of the majority of Caifornians, the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll showed.
Hillary won by 4.3 million in California. Biden won by 5 million and change — 11 million to Trump’s 6 million. Newsom is over 60% in the polls.
Number of political officials who faced recalls in the U.S. in 2015; 65 were ousted in a vote; 15 resigned; there were at least 435 recall attempts overall, according to the Recall Elections Blog.
The number of signatures of Arizona voters that must be collected by the end of May in order to force the recall of Gov. Jan Brewer, whose defunding of medical assistance for low income residents of the state has been likened to a “death panel” for the poor.