Californians are set to decide today whether Governor Gavin Newsom quits office or keeps his position amid growing criticism about his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, homelessness, and legal issues in the Golden State.
“Laws he endorsed favor foreign nationals, in our country illegally, over that of our own citizens,” a petition for Newsom’s recall states. “People in this state suffer the highest taxes in the nation, the highest homelessness rates, and the lowest quality of life as a result.”
“He unilaterally over-ruled the will of the people regarding the death penalty. He seeks to impose additional burdens on our state.”
The Covid crisis added salt to the state’s injuries with Newsom imposing strict health measures that included mask mandates for children in schools and long closures to prevent the spreading of the virus.
President Biden has traveled to California in a bid to campaign for Gov. Newsom who has to win a recall election against a popular Republican, and conservative talk radio host: Larry Elder.
Biden made a comic comparison between Elder and former President Donald Trump during a Monday campaign for Newsom.
“All of you know that last year, I got to run against the real Donald Trump. This year, the leading Republican running for governor is the closest thing to a Trump clone that I’ve ever seen,” he said.