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California Recall Guide to Newsom, Elder, Voting Tips, More

The recall campaign is nearly over, and voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether to oust Gavin Newsom – and, if so, who should become governor of California.

Polls show that the recall effort is in trouble. But some Republicans have made unproven allegations of voter fraud. As Anita Chabria and Maura Dolan of The Times reported last week, this is an extension of conspiracy theories that the alt-right spread after Donald Trump lost the presidency to Joe Biden last year.

“Some campaign leaders point out that mistrust could backfire by discouraging the Conservatives from voting. The short special election schedule, wildfires and pandemic have left some counties with fewer options for in-person polling stations, making it imperative for the movement to recall Newsom to get his constituents to vote by all possible means. But rumors of fraud are particularly prevalent around postal ballots, ”they wrote.

Some far-right “poll watchers” are also working in parts of California during the recall elections, according to a survey by Paige St. John of The Times.

“Election monitoring campaigns are running at full speed as California nears Tuesday’s closing of the gubernatorial recall elections, barely alleviated by suspicion and accusations that have hung over the November presidential election as they collect what they say is fodder for future court challenges and political campaigns, “reported St. John.” In some cases, electoral leaders push back, refute false rumors they might have ignored in the past, or put an end to voter signing challenges that they believe have been abused – marking new battle lines in the country’s political disinformation war. ”

And some expect legal challenges, even if the results are not close.

The California recall began with an air of chaos and uncertainty. But it looks like it ends in a two-man race: Gavin Newsom fights to avoid the recall and Larry Elder tries to defeat the candidates vying to replace Newsom if voters oust him.

The pair ended up dominating the race: Elder blaming Newsom for the myriad of problems California faces, and Newsom highlighting Elder’s extreme conservative views and warning of what would happen if the Republican becomes governor.

The basics

Meet the 46 candidates

What you need to know about in-person voting

Options for the second question

How to fill out your ballot

Election matters

“Collecting the ballots” is a controversial subject that neither side wants to talk about

Election fraud plots are on the rise

Growing Concerns Over Right-Wing “Poll Watchers”

Legal issues surrounding California recall leave little room for debate

The state of the race

Survey finds recall even further overdue

How Larry Elder became dominant in the GOP opposition

The permanent campaign in California

The elder needs Newsom; Newsom needs an elder

LA Times reporters assess the final days of the campaign

Remember the Schwarzenegger reshuffle in Sacramento? If a Republican wins, it could happen again

Larry Elder’s story

Larry Elder’s opinions have cost him listeners and even his best friend. But it won’t waver

Larry Knows Best: The Sage of South Central (1998)

What does Larry Elder’s radio commentary tell us about how he would run California?

Larry Elder and his relationship with Donald Trump

Elder’s ex-fiancee becomes his biggest critic

Larry Elder violated charity. But his own charity failed

Questions about Elder’s financial disclosures

Larry Elder against the press

Gavin Newsom’s story

How Newsom went from rising star to fighting for his political life

How Gavin Newsom Made His Fortune (2018)

In the decision to lock down California

Newsom faces biggest challenge after rapid climb

Newsom takes California on its own COVID path

Newsom’s Communication on COVID Mandates Raises Questions

What the French laundry debacle really means

Newsom and the changing bar for California’s reopening