Kyrsten Sinema’s Grapes of Wealth

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The California Recall Effort Has Officially Failed

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California voters have chosen to retain Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the state’s high-profile gubernatorial recall election, with early results giving the first-term governor a landslide 70-30 mandate to remain in office.

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The California Recall Effort Has Officially Failed

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California voters have chosen to retain Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the state’s high-profile gubernatorial recall election, with early results giving the first-term governor a landslide 70-30 mandate to remain in office.

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California’s Recall Election Rules Are Dumb. BoJack Horseman Offers a Better Option.

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When California announced in February that enough signatures were gathered to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, I decided to look up the rules and regulations for such an election. The convoluted nature of the process (even though this is about recalling him, his name does not appear on the ballot?) intrigued me, and I was reminded immediately of BoJack Horseman, a cartoon for adults on Netflix.

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California’s Recall Election Rules Are Dumb. BoJack Horseman Offers a Better Option.

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When California announced in February that enough signatures were gathered to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, I decided to look up the rules and regulations for such an election. The convoluted nature of the process (even though this is about recalling him, his name does not appear on the ballot?) intrigued me, and I was reminded immediately of BoJack Horseman, a cartoon for adults on Netflix.

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The California recall is a microcosm of what has become the GOP’s strategy of trickery

Larry Elder speaking at the 2016 FreedomFest at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada in July 2016, Gage Skidmore

The stakes of the California recall election of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom couldn’t be higher. Voting, either by mail or in person, ends Tuesday, and if Newsom is recalled, the bluest state in the country will not just have a Republican governor, but Larry Elder, a right-wing talk radio host who is a loon even by the standards of the party that elected Donald Trump.

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It’s California Recall Day, and This Is Your Reminder that Larry Elder Is Bonkers

Of the 46 names on the ballot in the recall election against California Governor Gavin Newsom, Larry Elder ended up having the best chance of succeeding the first-term governor if voters recalled him. It’s a bizarre turn of events because there were other candidates with longer, more serious records. Elder’s most formidable “record” is his history of bizarre, controversial, and fringe statements throughout his campaign and before that as a bombastic conservative radio host. 
Elder has a penchant for the explosive on par with Donald Trump’s.

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It’s California Recall Day, and This Is Your Reminder that Larry Elder Is Bonkers

Of the 46 names on the ballot in the recall election against California Governor Gavin Newsom, Larry Elder ended up having the best chance of succeeding the first-term governor if voters recalled him. It’s a bizarre turn of events because there were other candidates with longer, more serious records. Elder’s most formidable “record” is his history of bizarre, controversial, and fringe statements throughout his campaign and before that as a bombastic conservative radio host. 
Elder has a penchant for the explosive on par with Donald Trump’s.

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‘The last thing we need’: Ocasio-Cortez urges Californians to oppose recall of Gov. Newsom

In a video posted to Instagram on Wednesday evening, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined the call for Californians to reject the Republican Party’s attempt to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, saying a victory by one of his GOP challengers is “the last thing we need.”
The New York Democrat was asked by a social media follower if she could help encourage California voters to participate in the effort to block the recall. “Yes!” Ocasio-Cortez replied.
“Listen, if you live in California there’s probably a ballot in your mailbox on a recall election.

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‘The last thing we need’: Ocasio-Cortez urges Californians to oppose recall of Gov. Newsom

In a video posted to Instagram on Wednesday evening, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined the call for Californians to reject the Republican Party’s attempt to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, saying a victory by one of his GOP challengers is “the last thing we need.”
The New York Democrat was asked by a social media follower if she could help encourage California voters to participate in the effort to block the recall. “Yes!” Ocasio-Cortez replied.
“Listen, if you live in California there’s probably a ballot in your mailbox on a recall election.

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