Newsom's Final Day In Office?

Written By BlabberBuzz | Tuesday, 14 September 2021 05:15

With one day left to postmark ballots, deposit then in drop boxes, or hand them in in-person in California's gubernatorial recall election, Gov. Gavin Newsom is teaming up on the campaign trail with his most high-profile Democratic surrogate to date as he tries to save his job steering the nation’s most populous state.

Newsom will be accompanied by President Biden on Monday at an election eve rally in the southern California city of Long Beach in an effort to convince Golden State Democrats and independents to take action and vote against the recall.

The event with Biden is the culmination of a push by the governor, his political team and allies launched earlier this year to nationalize the recall drive by framing it as a Republican "power grab." The embattled governor this summer has turned to influential Democrats and progressives to help inform and motivate California Democrats to vote, and in the past two months he has used the coronavirus pandemic – the issue that last year sparked the recall effort – to warn about morbid consequences if a conservative Republican replaces him in running the state.

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"This election is a choice about life and death," Newsom charged at an event in the Bay Area with Vice President Kamala Harris last Wednesday.

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"California has among the lowest [COVID] case rates in America, and among the highest vaccination rates in America, because we believe in science, we believe in public health. We’re not ideological, we’re open to argument and interested in evidence," the governor emphasized.

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In the closing weeks of the recall campaign, Newsom has been touting his efforts to combat the coronavirus, the worst global pandemic in a century, and warning what may happen if he’s replaced by a conservative Republican in the governor’s office. By doing so, the governor has been shining a spotlight on the issue, which over a year ago triggered the efforts to oust him, following accusations that Newsom mishandled the Golden State’s response to the coronavirus with heavy-handed mandates that flattened the economy.

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The state of California has put in place vaccine verification or testing requirements for state workers, school staff and health care workers. The state has also implemented universal masking for K-12 students at public schools.

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Many leading Republican replacement candidates have agreed that while they don’t oppose vaccines, they would roll back Newsom’s statewide vaccine mandates for those working for the state, in health care and at schools.

But the governor argues that such moves would set California back in its battle to combat the coronavirus and recently emphasized that "there is no more consequential decision to the health and safety of the people, the state of California, than voting ‘no’ on this Republican recall."

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