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California's Democratic Gov Gavin Newsom stays in power as recall fails

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and MICHAEL R. BLOOD

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lol

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bass4funkToday  01:44 pm JST

> > With Biden at the helm and as his numbers continue to plummet and with the out of control borders and the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan, I doubt it.

What are your thoughts about Newsom spanking Elder? I’m slightly surprised you went for Biden bashing instead of unfounded claims of voter fraud.

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Haha, nice.

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I lived in California around 2000 and the sky high housing prices were already a problem more than 10 years old. Has only gotten worse. LA has almost 50,000 homeless, probably 10x more than all of Japan. I think Gavin is a charismatic guy, but he is just enjoying the status quo. I read he sold his house in Marin County recently for 5 million dollars, after paying 2.5 million a few years ago, so he profited more than the average worker makes his entire life. He is part of the problem.

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With Biden at the helm and as his numbers continue to plummet and with the out of control borders and the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan, I doubt it.

You know who didn’t have numbers? Who plummeted? Larry Elder, that’s who.

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Rigged ! Lol the freakshow Trump candidates are the comedy gift that keeps on giving....

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the nation’s most populous state will remain in Democratic control as a laboratory for progressive policies on immigration, climate change, representation and inequality.

I hear that some people leave California for places like Florida and Texas; is that because of some depopulation policy they have been trying out there as part of the climate change thing?

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No hysterical meltdowns about voter fraud yet?

How disappointing.

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I'm surprised they didn't recall Newsom, he doesn't seem to be doing a good job at all.

For example, San Fransisco is horrendous. A real twilight zone with all the homeless people eking out an existence amongst the newly minted technocracy who still live in little boxes themselves. Shoplifting is decriminalised so people just fill a trolley and walk out. I couldn't believe it when I went, actually witnessing a civilisation in badly managed decline

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fxgaiToday  05:08 pm JST

> I hear that some people leave California for places like Florida and Texas; is that because of some depopulation policy they have been trying out there as part of the climate change thing?

No, it’s because of housing prices.

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That’s a known area for not biased to Trump support, therefore such a recall hasn’t any chance right from the beginning. Maybe if the next attempt is in plain Spanish or easy English for all the intellectual disadvantaged there, an outcome would become more open. lol

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Well California, you made your bed, now lie in it. And expect a mass exodus of sensible people to leave the state, further eroding the tax base and turning the state into a Democrat hellhole.

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No, it’s because of housing prices.

Interesting.

So it sounds then that the poorer people without a home are the ones leaving then?

(The ones with homes will be rich like bandits.)

So where are all those immigrants mentioned living? Are the becoming the homeless ones also mentioned?

Trying to understand the entire system in California…

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In the recall, instigated by the GQP, during an off year when they expected pro-Newsome turnout to be low, Gavin won by nearly 2:1 or by a greater proportion than his initial election victory.

Seems like the citizens of CA have spoken. I couldn't help but notice that the "report fraud" button has disappeared from Larry's website.....

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More time and money wasted by Republicans. How about just dumping the recall system, which is not used in many states anyway?

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I'm surprised they didn't recall Newsom, he doesn't seem to be doing a good job at all.

Looks like the electorate of California disagree or at least see him as the lesser of a few evils.

Blaming the opposition in these cases is often useful. Larry Elder was spectacularly unelectable.

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P. Smith and Jimizo, the election was vote by mail because delta makes it hard to leave the house, as you know. Never mind the tens of thousands of fans packed in stadiums screaming their heads off.

Maybe it doesn’t make a difference for Elder tonight, but the only way to prove voting integrity for is to look at evidence that was found. With so much confidence that 2020 was legitimate, why the hesitation to review evidence?

You’re smart enough to know the answer.

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Maybe it doesn’t make a difference for Elder tonight, but the only way to prove voting integrity for is to look at evidence that was found. With so much confidence that 2020 was legitimate, why the hesitation to review evidence?

Elder got trashed. There is evidence that he lost so so badly because of voter fraud? Should be easy to find with such a huge margin and high voter participation.

Or maybe just deal with it, congratulate the winner and try again next time.

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You’re smart enough to know the answer.

Because Larry got beaten like a rented mule.

That's the answer. He is an anathema to CA voters.

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the only way to prove voting integrity for is to look at evidence that was found.

Look for the evidence of voter fraud that was found? Sure thing, it'll take zero seconds.

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That's the answer. He is an anathema to CA voters.

and not a single solitary time did you denounce or apologize for your party's racist actions against Elder. It says a lot.

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Like Express sister said: because there was none.

Elder was a historically bad candidate and scared the living hell out of a vast majority of CA voters. They had a choice and decided to keep the Governor.

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and not a single solitary time did you denounce or apologize for your party's racist actions against Elder. It says a lot.

More identity politics from the right? Sigh. One day, I hope you'll learn about the issues, instead of resorting to typical SJW race carding.

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fxgaiToday  05:24 pm JST

> Interesting.

So it sounds then that the poorer people without a home are the ones leaving then?

The ones who aren’t too poor to be homeless.

(The ones with homes will be rich like bandits.)

So where are all those immigrants mentioned living? Are the becoming the homeless ones also mentioned?

Trying to understand the entire system in California…

California is slightly larger than Japan. People are leaving the populated areas such as LA and San Fran because housing prices there are too high.

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Happy DayToday  05:44 pm JST

Maybe it doesn’t make a difference for Elder tonight, but the only way to prove voting integrity for is to look at evidence that was found. With so much confidence that 2020 was legitimate, why the hesitation to review evidence?

There is no hesitation to review evidence; there simply isn’t any evidence to review. If there had been any significant fraud in the 2020 election, we’d know about it by now given the numerous fishing expeditions the GQP have gone on without luck.

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California needs more affordable accommodations funded by the big tech companies whose employees drove up the rents.

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Because I know of no instance in which there were racist actions taken against him

sure, of course you dont know about it, but it happened.

You just totally missed a white woman in a gorilla mask throwing things at his head and then media repeating that he is "white supremacy in blackface" over and over again.

Your media actually said a Black man was in "blackface". But I am to believe that you missed it, somehow.

Regardless, he lost and seeing as it is California, its not a big surprise nor any huge win. But yeah, Newsom won. But California lost.

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BlacklabelToday  06:45 pm JST

sure, of course you dont know about it, but it happened. 

You just totally missed a white woman in a gorilla mask throwing things at his head and then media repeating that he is "white supremacy in blackface" over and over again. 

Your media actually said a Black man was in "blackface". But I am to believe that you missed it, somehow.

All unfortunate, but not the actions of the Democratic Party, which means the democrats were racist towards Elder.

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sure, of course you dont know about it, but it happened. 

You just totally missed a white woman in a gorilla mask throwing things at his head and then media repeating that he is "white supremacy in blackface" over and over again. 

Your media actually said a Black man was in "blackface". But I am to believe that you missed it, somehow. 

Using the actions of one idiot to describe an entire political party and “your” media whatever that is, is quite a desperate stretch, no?

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Many badmouth California, but know this: the state is a magnet for the desperate of other states. Ask a homeless person where they're from and they'll likely say Montana or Utah - or Alaska. And we have to take care of them. We do our best and are compassionate, but remember that the problem does not come from within our community.

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Congratulations Newsome. I look forward to the status quo.

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You just totally missed a white woman in a gorilla mask throwing things at his head and then media repeating that he is "white supremacy in blackface" over and over again. 

Your media actually said a Black man was in "blackface". But I am to believe that you missed it, somehow.

Obviously a GOP plant. The Supreme Court will prove it.

Any day now.

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Of course he won. Was there ever any doubt? California is 2:1 Democrat majority.

This was just a Republican publicity stunt that cost US taxpayers millions of dollars. What a waste o time and money. No wonder the republicans are the minority party.

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Just look at what the GOP has become....

"I don't want to wear a mask - you can't make me....whaa.....whaa...."

"I won't take my vaccine - its full of microchips.....whaa....whaa....."

"We didn't lose the election - it was rigged and stolen from us....whaa....whaa...."

They might as well change GOP to CTP - Crying Towel Party....

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This recall and the popularity of Elder 

You're going to be really upset when you find out the result of the recall election.

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This article is about Newsome and Elder and a race in California

Elder helped Newsome stay in office and this is good news for Elders ratings on his show. Elder got exactly what he wanted. He never wanted to be governor. He's a scammer

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Hahaha “legalized crime”! If it’s legal, it isn’t a crime, ya dingus.

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Huh. Guess I was right. Newsom didn’t just win, he CRUSHED the recall. 64% to 36%. If that doesn’t give him a political mandate, I dunno what does. They didn’t even have to go to the second question. Elder never even got to the starting line. It’s absolutely hilarious that anyone thought a Trumpist was going to win ANYTHING in California.

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Face fact: democratic policies—which are Newsome’s—are destroying the country.

Can you be specific?

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Elder and Caitlyn are representatives of what the GOP has turned into today, clueless people who rely on their divisiveness to get them votes.

And boy do they fall hard, ROFL!!!

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No serious issues with this recall.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-pushes-unfounded-fraud-claims-041203343.html

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Enjoy the rest of your evenings or days, whichever it may be. Stay safe, all.

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Enjoy the rest of your evenings or days, whichever it may be. Stay safe, all.

peace out dawg.

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What are your thoughts about Newsom spanking Elder?

Nothing. I knew it was an uphill battle for Elder, I would have been more surprised if Elder had one. But the fact that Newsom had to bring the heaviest guns out to outspend Elder showed that the Dems were definitely worried if they had to go through all of that, not to mention that Harris didn't care about the climate having to fly and spew all of that fume into the atmosphere just for 10 min are you kidding me. The good outcome that got my attention was the fact that a lot of Hispanics don't support Newsom and that is something the GOP can capitalize on in the future, focus on winning small and local elections and win big later. Newsom won the battle, he didn't win the war in the long run. I personally don't care what or who the people vote for, they have to deal with the aftermath, I don't live there thankfully so I don't care, but because I was born and raised there I do care a little, but as we are seeing more and more middle class leave in record numbers, the poor and the illegals will have to deal with living in a fast-growing crime-ridden State and when you have another gem of a politician like Gascon (another beaut) that refuses to prosecute criminals, it's just a matter of time before the people push for a change and maybe tonight wasn't that night, but next year, no Recalls to worry about, so there is a lot of room for growth and for the GOP or Elder to work with.

https://californiaglobe.com/articles/the-latino-vote-and-the-recall-why-a-majority-of-california-latinos-favor-ousting-newsom/

I’m slightly surprised you went for Biden bashing instead of unfounded claims of voter fraud.

I'm not bashing Biden other than once again, Trump is nowhere on the ticket or anywhere to be found, but since the left can't brag about the lack of accomplishments from Newsom, hit Trump and maybe Reagan and Bush for extra good measure. I am just happy that the man has one year and a half and that gives the GOP or even Elder enough time to get his name out and energize the GOP base, hit the Latino vote, and focus on the key issues of what he would do better than Newsom....which really isn't hard to do....

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