While campaigning last week, Newsom, a Democrat, made reference to a new Texas abortion law that a lot of liberals fear could lead to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in America.
"The whole idea that a constitutional right, the right to choice, the right to reproductive freedom, rights of women, now are under assault – what a remarkable moment it is in American history," Newsom told a campaign crowd, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.
Yet ironically, while Newsom and other Democrats portray Texas as a nightmare, Texans note that more Californians and California businesses have been relocating to the Lone Star State, wanting relief from California’s taxes and standards, according to the report.
Tech companies Oracle and Hewlett Packard Enterprises are among those that have sold California to Texas during Newsom’s coronavirus limitations, the report announced.
"California is losing population to other states," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, announced on Twitter earlier this month. "Also, business HQs are leaving CA at a record pace. Americans are moving to Texas more than any other state. We’re also # 1 in business relocations. Texas policies attract people more than any other state."
Abbott’s Sept. 5 message was followed by a link to a Forbes story that reported California has lost 265 business headquarters since 2018, with the speed of relocations seeming to be accelerating.
Forbes stressed that 2020 showed California’s population had decreased for the first time in history, costing it a seat in Congress. The population decline was reported by the state's Department of Finance, Cal Matters reported.
And it noted the state’s population was becoming increasingly "two-tiered," with wealthy elites living in coastal cities and lower-income residents deported to interior areas or required to move.
The Tax Foundation ranked California 49th in the U.S. for its anti-business tax climate, surpassed only by New Jersey, Forbes reported.
Such concerns and others – including California’s wildfires -- will surely be on voters’ minds when they head to the polls Tuesday.
A survey published Friday revealed 38.5% of respondents favored efforts to recall Newsom while 60% announced they opposed the effort.
President Biden was expected to campaign for Newsom on Monday, following recent appearances by other Democrats such as Vice President Kamala Harris, a former U.S. senator from California, and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts,
Republican Larry Elder was leading the field among the candidates looking to replace Newsom, according to reports.