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Here’s what to know about the California recall election that could remove Gov. Gavin Newsom


By Kevin Breuninger – September 8, 2021

Gavin Newsom’s job is on the line much sooner than he had hoped.

The California Democrat is facing a Sept. 14 special election that could make him just the third state governor in U.S. history to be removed from office through a recall.

Democrats have long held a reliably tight grip on California’s statewide political leadership. But despite Republican voters being outnumbered nearly 2-to-1 in the state, the recall effort has not only qualified for the ballot but grown into a legitimate threat to Newsom — thanks in no small part to the coronavirus pandemic.

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