BY VIVIANA GARCIA
California votes against the recall election as Gov. Gavin Newsom is the projected winner against the front-runner Republican Larry Elder.
The recall efforts began before the coronavirus pandemic in February 2020, yet received traction nine months later when Newsom was spotted at a Michelin-starred restaurant where he failed to follow the social distancing rules put in place by the state as Covid-19 cases were surging.
Although the petitioners’ grievances did not include concerns of the pandemic issues discussed included homelessness rates, the death penalty, and the highest taxes in the Golden state according to abc7.
Newsom also received notable endorsements ahead of the recall, not to mention President Joe Biden united with him on Monday Eve before the recall at Long Beach City College to express how crucial it was for the nation to keep Newsom in office.
“This year the leading Republican running for Governor is the closest thing to a Trump clone that I’ve ever seen in your state and I really mean it,” said Biden on Monday.
In Orange County, the unofficial results indicated 885,145 ballots were cast with around 52.59 percent voted No and 47.41 percent of voters in favor of the recall according to OC.vote.com.
Newsom will remain in office for the entirety of his term until the November 2022 election and announced in May 2021, a $14.5-billion funding plan for public schools which proposes a universal pre-K program.
Cypress College student, Mariana Hannah, when asked about her thoughts on the recall, “I’ve seen people talk about it but I haven’t been fully following it. There have been a lot of random advertisements about him when you log in to your laptop that show up.”
“I feel like it’s a good thing because he’s a governor that wants to keep the mask mandate and control the virus. Personally, I feel like it’s a good thing because I lost my father to the virus,” said Hannah.
Orange County resulted in a 49 percent voter turnout for the recall election