Live Updates: Newsom Soundly Defeats California Recall Election

A steady trickle of voters arrived at Pasadena City College on Tuesday morning to vote in person or drop off ballots for the gubernatorial recall election.

Several said they were in favor of recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom and wanted conservative talk show host Larry Elder to replace him. Others left the second question blank.

For Pasadena homemaker Mary Forrest, 32, her vote Tuesday to oust Newsom was a matter of “patriotic duty.”

She blames the governor for “rampant homelessness, failing schools and the shutting down of businesses.”

“When you look around the state of California, it’s just sad, really,” said Forrest, a mother of three with another on the way. “I look at my children. There’s more emphasis on homeless people than there is on education of our children. That needs to change.”

Forrest did not say which candidate she chose to replace Newsom and pushed back on the idea that the recall election was a partisan matter.

“I’m not even Republican,” said Forrest, a libertarian. “Today is about Californians rising up and doing what’s best for the state.”

At Pasadena City College, the old stomping grounds, for post recall vote reax 🇺🇲. This is the school that got me started in journalism, so direct all hate mail here. 😉 pic.twitter.com/MtPRrO9JAK

— Andrew J. Campa (@campadrenews) September 14, 2021

Source : https://www.latimes.com/politics/liveblog/live-updates-california-recall-election

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