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California Makes Mail-In Voting Law
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California Makes Mail-In Voting Law

Pandemic experiment will be the new normal

(Newser) - Until recently, only a handful of states have automatic mail-in ballot systems. Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Utah, Colorado, and Nevada, and DC use the system, and Vermont does, too, in general elections. California is the newest member of the club, since Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday making California’s...

No More 'Aliens' In California
No More 'Aliens'
In California

No More 'Aliens' In California

Gov. Newsom strikes 'offensive' word from state law

(Newser) - California will strike the word "alien" from the books. Fresh off his recall election blowout , Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday he's signed legislation removing the "offensive" term and replacing it in state law with "non-citizen" and "immigrant," per Axios , which notes the term has...

After Election Victory, COVID Hits Newsom Household
2 of Gavin
Kids Have

2 of Gavin Newsom's Kids Have COVID

They're said to have mild symptoms and will be quarantined; Newsom, wife, other 2 kids negative

(Newser) - It's been a good news/bad news kind of week for Gavin Newsom. On Tuesday, he survived California's recall election to remain governor of the state. On Friday, a not-so-cheery announcement out of his office, per SFGate : Two of his four young children have tested positive for COVID. "...

Kimmel Roasts Caitlyn Jenner Over Election Finish

She received about 1% of the vote in California recall election

(Newser) - In coverage of Gavin Newsom's easy win in California's gubernatorial recall election, it was easy to miss the results for candidate Caitlyn Jenner . She wasn't exactly in the conversation among top finishers:
  • Bad number: Jenner received a mere 1.1% of the vote on the question of

Newsom's Victory Gives Both Parties Lots to Chew Over
Among Recall Reactions:
'Let's Not Do This Again'
the rundown

Among Recall Reactions: 'Let's Not Do This Again'

Newsom's big victory gives both parties plenty to chew over

(Newser) - Both parties looked for lessons Wednesday in California Gov. Gavin Newsom's resounding victory over an attempt to toss him out of office. In the aftermath, one of the biggest questions the recall election has posed is: Why? Because of a California law that is all its own, a small...

California Governor Recall Results: Gavin Newsom Wins

He'll remain in office, AP projects

(Newser) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in US history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and lingering...

As California Votes, Cries of 'Rigged' Election Surface

Polls suggest Newsom will survive recall election, though foes on right smell another 'Big Lie'

(Newser) - It's Election Day in California. Voters will decide whether Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom gets to stay in office, and the latest polls suggest his job his safe. An average of polls at FiveThirtyEight has Newsom up 57 to 41 on the should-he-stay or should-he-go question. Not a single poll...

Poll: Voters Have Turned Toward Newsom

The emergence of a leading opponent has helped governor's recall fight

(Newser) - Campaign appearances by Democratic stars, as well as an intensified focus on the contrast in the two parties' values, has lifted California Gov. Gavin Newsom into a comfortable lead against the effort to recall him from office. A poll released Friday found that 60.1% of likely voters oppose the...

Recall Poll: Newsom Nearing Landslide Territory

After slipping over the summer, governor has extended his lead over the "yes" recall vote

(Newser) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom can almost exhale. Polls last month showed "no" leading "yes" by 5 percentage points or less in the recall campaign he faces; the ballot asks an up-or-down question on whether Newsom should be recalled. If voters choose "yes," they move on to...

In California Recall, a Late 'Curveball'
In California Recall,
a Late 'Curveball'
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In California Recall, a Late 'Curveball'

Rise of controversial radio host Larry Elder has some Republicans worried

(Newser) - The recall election for California Gov. Gavin Newsom is Sept. 14—though mail ballots already are being cast—and the contest remains tight in the polls. It's so close that any one of a number of factors could decide it, and the recent surge of conservative radio host Larry...

This Could Be First State to Pay Addicts to Stay Sober

'Contingency management' bill sits before California state assembly

(Newser) - Frustrated by out-of-control increases in drug overdose deaths, California's leaders are trying something radical: They want the state to be the first to pay people to stay sober. The federal government has been doing it for years with military veterans, and research shows it is one of the most...

California Seeks Major Federal Help With Fires

13K firefighters are battling the blazes that have thousands of people under evacuation orders

(Newser) - More than 13,500 firefighters were working Monday to contain a dozen large California wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people to flee to safety. After a review of the damage, Gov. Gavin Newsom requested a presidential major disaster declaration for eight counties, Mark Ghilarducci,...

California Is First State to Require Vaccination for Teachers, Staff

Unvaccinated staff must be tested weekly, Newsom says

(Newser) - Teachers and school staff in California must either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested for the virus weekly, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday. Several school districts in the state already had similar requirements, but California is the first state to issue a statewide order, CBS Los Angeles reports. Newsom...

California GOP Won't Risk Splitting on Recall Choice

Republicans vote not to endorse anyone

(Newser) - The California Republican Party voted overwhelmingly Saturday not to endorse any candidate in the recall election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, sidestepping a potentially nasty fight over a GOP favorite that threatened to divide Republicans and depress turnout in the race. The lopsided vote to skip...

His Kids' Camp Pics Cause a Commotion for Newsom

Calif. governor pulls 2 of his kids from camp after pics emerge of his son not wearing a mask indoors

(Newser) - Every parent loves seeing photos of their kids enjoying summer camp, but images that surfaced this week have caused a bit of a hubbub for California's governor. Those pics, of Newsom's son, Hunter, showed the 10-year-old sitting without a mask inside, along with other kids sans masks, at...

With Rising Cases Come Vaccine Mandates
This Week, a 'Turning
Point' on Vaccinations

This Week, a 'Turning Point' on Vaccinations

As case numbers rise once again, vaccine mandates gain support

(Newser) - The US has reached a turning point in the pandemic, with businesses, state governments, and even a federal government agency now backing mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for employees. How'd we get here?
  • A 'groundswell': "With vaccination rates stagnating and the delta variant driving yet another wave of cases,

Talk Show Host Wins Fight for Spot on Recall Ballot

Judge decides Larry Elder didn't owe state any tax returns anyway

(Newser) - With only hours to go before the list of candidates in California's recall election to decide the governorship was to become final, a judge decided it should include talk show host Larry Elder. The secretary of state had said Elder didn't meet the requirement to submit tax returns...

Gavin Newsom Won't Be a 'Democrat' on Recall Ballot

California governor missed a filing deadline, and judge won't give him a do-over

(Newser) - A paperwork mistake means California Gov. Gavin Newsom can't identify himself as a Democrat in the upcoming recall election . It seems that Newsom's office missed the deadline to submit his party affiliation, and a judge in Sacramento declined to give the governor a do-over on Monday, reports the...

Californians Asked to Reduce Water Use

Newsom's request anticipates reservoirs being low at the first of the year

(Newser) - Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked California's people and businesses to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15%, as the western US weathers a drought that is rapidly emptying reservoirs relied on for agriculture, drinking water, and fish habitat. Newsom's request is not an order, the...

California to Vote on Newsom Recall
Recall Vote

California Schedules Recall Vote

Sept. 14 election will decide whether governor finishes his term

(Newser) - More than a year after a campaign to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom began, California on Thursday announced that the recall vote will be held Sept. 14. The rules gave Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, who set the date, only limited options, Politico reports. The announcement came just after state elections boss...

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