Let’s talk about Gavin NewsSom
California voters will vote tomorrow on the future of their governor, Gavin Newsome. The latter is struggling with the so-called process Recall, Reminder of the elections.
Exercise in which we have already been engaged for a few weeks, and tomorrow will see its result, which is a very Californian specialty. The Recall Should be seen as an example of the political culture of the most populous state in the country. We like direct democracy and we want the citizen to come forward more often.
Since we created the measure in 1911, we have used it Recall 179 times, but only once has the governor been dismissed. Many of you may remember that Gray Davis was moved and replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Action star and former bodybuilder mentions title of one of his old movies while calling for surgery Total recall.
Democrats must withdraw from newcomer proceedings, according to recent polls. The Five Thirty Eight site points in this direction, regularly increasing its support from the end of August. They are now 57.5% without wanting his departure.
If the motive behind this process is great, we want to fight against abuses and encourage citizen participation, we can even wonder about the exact consequences of the practice. There are good reasons to criticize the management of the California governor, but are they too costly to destabilize or confuse the conduct of the state’s political affairs?
Gavin Newsmom is very popular and he is very popular to keep his job. He was not involved in the big scandal, but his opponents have criticized his focus on the management of immigration, the management of public funds, the fight against climate change and, more recently, his attitude and actions of its administration. An attempt to limit the spread of the epidemic.
None of the above is a reason for special elections outside of California. We will wait until the next election deadline for the leader (s) to participate – or not. If the nuisance is in trouble or distracted from the problems, this is the cause Recall 12% of voters (12% of the electorate in the last elections) are motivated when they affix their signature at the bottom of the petition.
After all, is it really useful? Doubt me. For more than 100 years, the process has been led by a single governor. But how many times have we invested large sums in this adventure? How many times has the governor had to stray from the big issues to ensure his political survival? The profit seems low to me. The successful policy of 2003 was also controversial.
A sign of the times, the vote has yet to take place and already Republicans – this is their new mantra – are claiming the election was rigged without any evidence. While they are busy undermining American confidence in their institutions and in the electoral process, many GOP members are not ashamed to repeat Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims. Even during the victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016, California authorities condemned the count’s management.
If he wants to win tomorrow, Newsum must expect 50% or more of his voters to oppose his impeachment. This is a possible outcome. What if it doesn’t work? Whoever obtains the most votes becomes governor. At the time of writing, it is the candidate who has 25% and 28% of voting intentions, who will accede to the post of governor.