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How to watch the California recall election results

California voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, should be recalled. There are 46 candidates defying Newsom, with Tory talk show host Larry Elder, once considered a long-standing candidate, becoming the frontrunner of the Republican squad.

CBSN will have live coverage starting at 5 p.m. ET, with Elaine Quijano stationed from New York with CBS News Chief Electoral and Polling Officer Anthony Salvanto at the ruling office. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe will cover Washington, DC, and CBS News chief Washington correspondent, Major Garrett of California.

Although Democrats have a huge advantage in party registration, and no Republican has won a statewide race since 2006, California’s current crises and a GOP under pressure have worried Newsom and the National Democrats.

Democrats across the country are closely watching the race as a possible indicator of the 2022 midterm election as they hold a slim majority in the House and the Senate is split 50-50. Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to San Leandro, Calif. Last week to campaign with Newsom, and President Biden will travel to the state on Monday to campaign and visit the damage caused by the wildfires .

During his campaign in San Leandro last week, Harris said Republicans knew Newsom was a “national leader.”

“What’s going on in Texas, what’s going on in Georgia, what’s going on in our country with these policies aimed at attacking women’s rights, reproductive rights, voting rights, workers’ rights, they think. that if they can win in California, they can do it anywhere, “Harris said. “We’ll show them you’re not going to make it.”

Meanwhile, Los Angeles Police are looking for people who egged Elder and physically assaulted an aide on Wednesday. According to CBS Los Angeles, a woman on a bicycle who was wearing a black gorilla mask was seen throwing an egg at Elder, who was not hit. When an assistant approached her, she shouted name names at him and slapped the left side of her face with an open hand, according to the LAPD. As Elder and his group continued to walk to their vehicle, the assistant was then punched in the back of the head by another man, and a third person who approached from the side punched him. in the face.

According to police, the assistant suffered no serious injuries and did not require medical attention. Elder cut his visit to Venice short and was kicked out of the scene.

The ballots were sent to voters in mid-August. Voters can either mail their ballot or drop it in person in a secure ballot box, at a polling place or at their county polling station before 8 p.m. on September 14. One or more early voting locations will be available in all counties. for at least four days from the Saturday before Sept. 14, and polling stations will be open statewide from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time on Sept. 14, according to the California Secretary of State.

There will be two questions on the ballot. The first asks if Newsom should be recalled, while the second asks voters to choose a candidate from a list of 46 contesting him. His name is not on this list. If more than 50% of voters choose to recall it, the candidate with the most votes on the second question will become governor. Given the large number of candidates running, one could win by getting only 25% or less of the vote.

How to watch the California recall election results
Larry Elder, left, a prominent Republican candidate challenging California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, in the recall election.

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A CBS News Poll published on August 15 revealed that Newsom faces a serious challenge of participation. A high number of Republicans, 78%, say they will definitely vote, while 73% of Democrats say they certainly will. Republican voters are also more motivated to vote than Democrats. The poll found that among registered voters, 54% think Newsom should not be recalled, compared to 46% who think it should be. But among likely voters, the gap has narrowed to 52% against the recall from 48% who support it.

But Newsom’s lead has grown since then, with an IGS Berkeley poll released on Friday showing the “no” vote leading to the “yes” vote 60.1% -38.5% among likely voters.

Newsom’s management of COVID-19[feminine est à la fois ce sur quoi il court et ce qui a alimenté l’énergie derrière le rappel. La Californie avait certaines des mesures COVID-19 les plus strictes du pays, mais avait également le plus grand nombre de cas. Près de 80% des Californiens éligibles ont reçu au moins une dose du vaccin COVID-19, mais le Variante delta est toujours à l’origine d’un pic à l’échelle nationale qui n’a pas immunisé la Californie.

Un dîner que Newsom a eu dans un restaurant français haut de gamme à San Francisco en novembre, alors qu’il exhortait les résidents de l’État à rester chez eux et à ne pas se réunir avec plus de trois ménages, a dominé l’effort de rappel. Une chaîne de télévision de Los Angeles a acquis des photos de lui en train de dîner sans masque avec des dizaines de personnes.

Anne Dunsmore, directrice de campagne pour le groupe pro-rappel Rescue California, a déclaré à l’Associated Press la semaine dernière que l’incident était un “coup de pouce incroyable” à l’effort de rappel.

Alors que les districts scolaires ont rouvert au milieu de la vague de Delta, Elder fait campagne en affirmant que la science montre qu’il n’est pas nécessaire de vacciner les jeunes ou de les forcer à porter des masques à l’école.

L’État a également été inondé de vagues de chaleur et d’incendies de forêt. Plus de 7 000 incendies ont éclaté en Californie, y compris le Dixie Fire de longue durée, qui a commencé il y a près de 60 jours et a brûlé plus de 900 000 acres, selon Cal Fire. L’incendie de Caldor dans le nord de la Californie, qui brûle depuis près d’un mois, a menacé le lac Tahoe et brûlé plus de 200 000 acres, selon Cal Fire.

Musadiq Bidar a contribué à ce rapport.