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When is the Newsom recall election? Maybe sooner than you think

Original post made on Jun 8, 2021

The date of California's recall election still is not set, but voters may decide the governor's fate closer to Labor Day than November.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 7, 2021, 3:10 PM

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Posted by Sophie
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2021 at 11:18 am

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Can't wait to cast my ballot in favour of recalling Newsom!


Posted by Merilee Steinman
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 8, 2021 at 11:34 am

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Gavin Newsome despite his flaws will prevail because the Republicans do not have a worthwhile opponent.

Kevin Falcouner of San Diego is not universally admired and Caitlan Jenner will not be taken seriously as a CA gubenatorial candidate.

Gavin Newsome is a shoo-in.


Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 8, 2021 at 11:41 am

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Not soon enough. His thirst for power needs to be stopped now.


Posted by Novelera
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 8, 2021 at 11:58 am

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Sigh. I knew by the headline that when I scrolled down the trolls would already be there. Newsom has done a fantastic job keeping California's COVID deaths low as a percentage of population. The vaccine rollout has been successful.

The idiot in the bear commercial and the trans woman from a reality show are hardly fit to replace him.


Posted by peppered
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 8, 2021 at 12:23 pm

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Recall is not gonna happen.
For a variety of reasons.
Not least of which:
We won't allow a Trump-sucking Republican to appoint a right-wing nut and flip the Senate if Feinstein leaves before her term is up.


Posted by Sophie
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2021 at 1:45 pm

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Fraudster in California were able to get probably 30 billion $ from our taxes - my hairdresser did not get a penny despite sending in numerous applications for financial help

"In California, this is unquestionably the largest fraud against public agencies in our history,"
Officials in California, one of the only states to launch a review of the Covid-19 relief program, said they have tallied $11 billion stolen from taxpayers so far, but the total figure could be as high as $30 billion, or 27 percent.
Web Link


Posted by Sophie
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2021 at 1:50 pm

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Wondering why California is having a drought again even if reservoirs werde filled?

“Are we having a dry year? Yes,” Diener says. “That is normal for us. Should we be having water shortages in the start of our second dry year? No. Our reservoirs were designed to provide a steady five year supply for all users, and were filled to the top in June 2019.”

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Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 8, 2021 at 2:09 pm

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“To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.” Newsom is a power thirsty liberal who has as a goal, POTUS.


Posted by Sophie
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2021 at 2:20 pm

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As for comparing the Covid response of California (schools closed, lots of businesses ruined) to Florida (schools were open, economy is doing a lot better):

"California ordered strict lockdowns, while Florida 'trusted common sense' and now both have nearly identical case rates, hospitalizations and deaths"

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Posted by Sophie
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2021 at 5:14 pm

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Big Tech is buying Newsom

"California Gov. Gavin Newsom can raise an unlimited amount of money as he attempts to survive a recall election later this year, and he is pulling in massive sums of money from technology executives.
At the end of May, he pulled in $3 million — by far the largest sum of money spent on the recall on either side — from Netflix founder Reed Hastings. On Tuesday, a new filing from the California Secretary of State's office showed that he received an additional $300,000 from tech titans."
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Posted by AlexDeLarge
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 8, 2021 at 5:29 pm

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Newsom is the poster boy for the Peter Principle, he has almost risen to the level of his incompetence but still has a way to go, we're doomed.


Posted by Dusty Pierce
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 8, 2021 at 6:39 pm

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> Newsom is a power thirsty liberal who has as a goal, POTUS.

^ A stretch of the imagination.

> California Gov. Gavin Newsom can raise an unlimited amount of money as he attempts to survive a recall election later this year, and he is pulling in massive sums of money from technology executives.

^ Along with the 'beautiful people' in Hollywood.

Newsome cannot be held accountable for the drought...that is a climate change/global warming issue.

On the other hand, there is much that he needs to answer for.


Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 8, 2021 at 7:44 pm

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@Sophie-The California vs. Florida argument with Covid has gotten tired. From the link you posted, here were the numbers:
1. Adjusting for population, Florida has 5,043 COVID-19 cases and 91 deaths per 100,000 residents while California has about 4,595 cases and 51 deaths per 100,000
2. Historically, Florida was reporting about 44 hospitalizations per 100,000 while California has about 22 per 100,000,

That’s 91 deaths in Florida to 51 in California and 44 hospitalizations in Florida to 22 in California and about 4000 less cases and you are using that link as “your evidence” to recall Newsom! No. Sorry, Florida did worse than California and they have less people living there so they had less people to infect. All of DeSantis’ policies “for the economy” were reckless and dangerous. All people who actually believe any of this nonsense, and all people that protested wearing a mask and made his job harder should apologize to Newsom.

Not to mention it’s very likely DeSantis was doctoring those already horrible Covid numbers as Rebekah Jones, who many people dismissed as a “crook” or whatever because suddenly and conveniently her house was raided, was just granted whistleblower status!

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Like mostly all of the current Republican leadership DeSantis is awful. Newsom will not be recalled and California will stay BLUE. Sorry! Wishful thinking Republicans! Next, blaming Newsom for the drought is just, quite frankly, insane nonsense.

Finally, can posters please spell Newsom’s name correctly? It makes your comment look a little silly right up front when you add the extra “e” on the end of his name and can’t even spell it correctly.
@WWTDN-Another glib comment from you. Sigh. So what if he has a goal of being President? So do Republican Governors such as the aforementioned DeSantis. What’s wrong with setting a goal? Don’t vote for him but he can run for President. I’m sorry about your disorder.


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2021 at 8:00 am

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Present it to the voters, accept the results and move on. Just get it done. This is tiresome.


Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jun 9, 2021 at 8:30 am

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The GOP just unanimously defeated the Paycheck Fairness Act aimed at ending gender-based pay discrimination just as they've killed the Violence Against Women Act, the investigation into the Jan. 6th insurrection, voter rights protection, etc. etc. They're continuing their reflexive opposition to anything and everything Biden proposes just like they proudly did with Obama.

@Voice of Palo Alto, thanks for noting the consistent misspelling of Newsom's name. It's the same ignorant tactic used in incorrectly calling it the Democrat Party instead of the Democratic Party.

The US can't risk losing another Senate seat by recalling Newsom.

The Democrats aren't perfect but they aren't blatant obstructionists incapable of doing anything to SOLVE problems.


Posted by Luwanda Jeffries
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 9, 2021 at 4:22 pm

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Gavin Newsom will easily carry the African American vote in California.

There are very few black people who voted Republican unless they are wealthy conservatives in denial of their ethnicity.


Posted by Robert Deacon
a resident of Woodside
on Jun 10, 2021 at 8:47 am

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Newsom is a D+ California Governor at best...how could he even fathom rising above that grade as a U.S. President?


Posted by Shawonda Jefferson
a resident of another community
on Jun 10, 2021 at 12:19 pm

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Governor Newsome will secure re-election EASILY based on the African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian-American voting bloc alone.

White Republicans still stubbornly clinging to a racist Trump agenda are falling by the wayside as most of America now views them as kooks.


Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 11, 2021 at 3:34 pm

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WOW online - what problem has been solved? We were 100% energy efficient and now that is being stripped away at the same time the pipeline from Russia was approved by Biden. That is who your Russian Connection is. His son gets paid by Ukraine and China. That is US tax dollars repurposed. So your gas prices are going up. Your taxes will go up. The immigrants are running over the border and Newsom is going to give them free stuff while our US citizens are living in tent cities. The US taxpayer is getting hung out to dry here.

Shawonda you do not seem to understand voting blocks. Start with the contributors from EPA who do not read their own cities info on the web - or what their city concerns are. Start with your own city - go to council meetings and clean your own house first.


Posted by Helena Karteris
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 13, 2021 at 9:56 am

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Like FDR and LBJ, Biden and Newsome are progressive Democrats striving to rebuild and improve America and California via various governmental subsidization measures.

When was the last time the Republicans ever enacted legislation on behalf of the common man?

The Republicans are little more than a safety blanket for wealthy white voters and given its current embrace of right-wing lunacy, the party will either bifurcate or disappear altogether over time.

And then we will finally have only progressive vs moderate legislative and political platforms in America.

Conservatives need not apply for key roles in the New America.


Posted by Dex/Covid-Homeless Survivor
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 13, 2021 at 10:49 am

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I rely heavily upon food stamps, welfare assistance, and my complimentary Obama smartphone just to barely get by during these tough times.

The Republicans as a rule do not endorse these types of government assistance programs for the needy and only seem to care about big business and protecting rich people from paying exorbitant income taxes.

The saintly Democrats tend to differ in their perspectives and are striving to provide even more for the truly needy.

Theirs is a good measure as the Republican claims of impending inflation and mass unemployment are unfounded.


Posted by Mabel Carlton
a resident of another community
on Jun 13, 2021 at 12:09 pm

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The Democrats can hardly be considered 'saintly' but they do seem to have more societal compassion than the Republicans.


Posted by It.is.what.it.is
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 13, 2021 at 12:18 pm

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Who is going to pay for all the illegal immigration that is coming through the open borders? Housing, education, food? All of us. Think before you vote for a Democrat next time. When crime and homelessness hits your surroundings, it won't leave. When prisons are closed and felons are on the streets, you or your family may be harmed. When a homeless person is parked in front of your house, and there are so many that law enforcement can't kick them out, you'll have voter regret (too late). When you retire with less money because so much went to the homeless and illegal immigrants, how will you feel? Some people are so ignorant, they can't understand the situation unless it's in front of their faces and hits their pocketbooks. By that point, it's too late.

The Democrats are a train wreck. Newsom closed businesses of hard-working Californians with the extended lockdown. He still says CA is in a state of emergency when our state has the lowest COVID rates. He kept schools closed while his children were attending private schools. He went out to dinner when the rest of us were on lockdown. The Democrats only pretend to care about people. [Portion removed.]


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