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Newsom recall basics: How to vote in California's election

Original post made on Aug 23, 2021

A FAQ on the California election on whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. There's some confusion and mixed messages on voting, so this can help sort things out.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, August 21, 2021, 8:41 AM

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Posted by Raymond
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 23, 2021 at 4:28 pm

Raymond is a registered user.

How to vote?
Yes for a recall of the man who uses his wife to obtain special interest income (wifewashing $$);
Signs laws restricting the charter schools that allow escape from failing schools;
Appointed a secretary of state who asks social media platforms to take down election-related news (result of lawsuit asking that LA county clean its voter roll); and
Has no enemies to his left.


Posted by smorr
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 23, 2021 at 5:03 pm

smorr is a registered user.

I'm not going to tell people how they should vote. I want to remind everyone that:
1) If Newsom is recalled, and if Sen. Feinstein leaves office before the end of her term for whatever reason, the newly elected governor in this election would select her replacement, not the voters.

2) If Newsom is recalled, the person who gets the most votes, which will most certainly not be a majority, becomes our new governor. Do you want someone governing who has been elected by so few people and who may or may not be very qualified to run our large complicated state?

3) You have the opportunity in the 2022 election to vote Newsom out of office and vote in someone who is elected by the majority. And who we will have time to know more about those candidates than the people running on this ballot.


Posted by Dave Smith
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 2, 2021 at 5:37 pm

Dave Smith is a registered user.

So to answer smorr:

I vote yes to recall because I do not want a Governor who had an affair with his best friend's wife to pick a senator... He BROKE THE GUY CODE...Integrity to the guy code for the 1 thing you can't do and he did it.... (It is true... he admitted it after he was caught)


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