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Larry Elder Leads List of Candidates Vying to Replace Newsom In September 14 Recall

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   Just one week after having qualifying for the California recall ballot, conservative talk radio show and political firebrand, Larry Elder is leading the pack of 41 candidates seeking to replace Governor Gavin Newsom, should voters reject him on September 14.
      That’s according to a UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies survey co-sponsored with the Los Angeles Times, which found that 18% of likely voters favored Elder.
      “Larry Elder’s entry into the recall election has increased interest and added an unexpected twist. Obviously, it is because of his huge name identification among conservatives and Republicans,” said Kerman Maddox of Dakota Communications, one of the city’s most respected public affairs consulting firms. “But this week, a senior citizen African American couple, who are lifelong Democrats, told me they were voting for Larry Elder. Democrat defections like this coupled with a low turnout and a lack of enthusiasm among some Democrats could make this election much closer than pundits think.”
      Despite shelling out big bucks on TV ads, businessman John Cox and former San Diego Mayor Faulconer, tied at 10% behind Elder. Just 3% of those polled supported Caitlyn Jenner who made headlines when she announced her bid for Governor in April.
      Forty percent of those polled had not made up their minds about who they would vote for.
      The survey found that 47% of likely voters supported the recall while 50% opposed it. While the margin of support was higher among registered voters (51% to 36% to retain Newsom as governor), turnout will be key.
      Ballots will be mailed out on August 16 and are composed of two parts. The first—and most important—will ask voters to vote yes or no to the recall. If more than 50% of those who vote, say no, Gavin Newsom remains as Governor.
      The second question on the ballot is who voters select as a replacement for Newsom in the event that more than 50% vote yes to the recall. In that case the highest vote-getter becomes the next governor of the state of California.
      And as Maddox points out, one doesn’t have to win by much.
      “People need to remember that any one of these candidates seeking to replace the Governor doesn’t have to get a certain threshold of votes. one could win the state’s highest elected office by the slimmest of margins, which is why it’s so important for people to be part of the process and vote.”

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  • Napoleon Brandford

    This maybe be the best opportunity to get a Governor who happens to be a Black American. Why should we be denied the opportunity to fail like other ethnic groups.

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