After signing into law Senate bills 9 and 10, Newsom said, “The housing affordability crisis is undermining the California Dream for families across the state, and threatens our long-term growth and prosperity.”
Long Beach voters overwhelmingly chose to reject the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to data released today by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
The victory cements Newsom as a prominent figure in national Democratic politics and preserves his prospects for a future U.S. run.
Newsom’s campaign confirmed that the governor and Biden will appear together in Long Beach Monday, for what will be the campaign’s “final rally against the Republican recall.”
The ballots will begin arriving as early as this weekend, but most registered voters will receive their ballots by Aug. 16.
Every California voter will get a ballot in the mail before the Sept. 14 recall contest, but Republicans appear more eager to participate.
Democrats want the option to speed things up to take advantage of what they see as favorable conditions for Newsom.
The new rules take effect Saturday but it will be months or years before any inmates go free earlier.
The course of the pandemic and the course of the recall have become intertwined, making it impossible to separate whether Newsom’s decisions about one are driven by the other.
In a strange and tumultuous year, 2020 delivered this paradox for Gov. Gavin Newsom: As Californians endured enormous suffering amid devastating wildfires and a deadly pandemic, their governor accumulated an unusual trove of power to shape Democratic politics for years to come.