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Roundtable: California's Record-Breaking Heat

Sept. 17
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

California experiences its hottest summer on record as supersized wildfires burn millions of acres, and local Hispanic journalists mentor the next generation of reporters.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses reporter...

California Recall Could Boost Newsom's Clout For 2022

Sept. 16
By Associated Press

The recall that once threated California Gov. Gavin Newsom's political future has instead given it new life. Voters delivered Newsom a rare midterm vote of confidence that could fuel an ambitious legislative agenda in 2022.

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Democrats Push For Changes To California Recall Efforts

Sept. 16
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's Democratic allies in the Legislature already are seeking changes that could make it harder to mount such a challenge in the future.

Kevin Faulconer, former San Diego mayor and Rep...

Kevin Faulconer Ponders Future After Drubbing In California Recall

Sept. 15
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press

Faulconer was among 46 candidates seeking to replace him and incomplete results show him getting only about 9% support. He even finished far back of Larry Elder on his home turf in San Diego County.

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to volunteers in San F...

Recall Election Costly To California Taxpayers

Sept. 15
By John Carroll

The recall election did not come cheap. Secretary of State Shirley Weber said when all is said and done, California taxpayers will be on the hook for more than $300 million.

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5 Takeaways After Gavin Newsom Handily Defeats Recall

Sept. 15
By Andrew Bowen and Nicholas Riccardi / Associated Press

Tuesday's recall offered its own lessons. It showed that Republicans’ groundless claims of election fraud aren’t going away anytime soon. Even while ballots were still being cast, Republicans were claiming the election was “rigged.”

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San Diego Voters Head To Polls In Crucial Gubernatorial Recall Election

Sept. 14
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

Voters can cast a ballot at one of 221 voting locations around the county or at the San Diego County Registrar's Office until 8 p.m.

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GOP Pushes Unfounded Fraud Claims Before California Recall

Sept. 14
Adam Beam and Christina A. Cassidy / Associated Press

That messaging poses a problem for Republican Party officials, who are encouraging everyone to vote while maintaining concerns about the state's election security. GOP officials have vowed to watch over the race and possibly sue to challenge any irregularities.

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Gov. Newsom Keeps His Seat After A Majority Of California Voters Reject The Recall

Sept. 14
Scott Shafer / NPR

According to the AP, voters have decided not to recall California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. He will remain the leader of the country's most populous state until at least 2023.

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Biden Comes To California To Help Newsom Fight Off Recall

Sept. 13
By Associated Press

President Joe Biden is providing last-minute help to California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election that could remove the first-term Democratic governor from office.

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San Diego County Officials Say Over 837,000 Recall Ballots Returned So Far

Sept. 13
By City News Service

The expected turnout in California for Tuesday's election was 70%, which would surpass turnout for the 2003 gubernatorial recall election of 66.66%.

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office...

San Diego Registrar Of Voters Preparing For Election Day

Sept. 10
By Alexandra Rangel

More than 200 voting locations are opening up Saturday for California’s Recall Election.

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California Recall Vote Offers Test Of Biden Political Clout

Sept. 8
Alexandra Jaffe / Associated Press

The White House is diving into next Tuesday's California gubernatorial recall election, coming to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s aid with visits from Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden. The goal is to try to alleviate lingering concerns about Democratic turnout in the unusual September vote.

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California Recall Election Enters Final Stretch

Sept. 7
By Andrew Bracken, Jade Hindmon

Recent polls suggest good news for Newsom, though voting continues through next Tuesday.

In this June 26, 2020 file photo, Gov. Gavin Ne...

California Recall Fueled By A Dinner, A Ruling On Same Day

Sept. 7
Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press

The recall election against California Gov. Gavin Newsom stems from two key events on a single day last November. That's when the Democratic governor dined with 11 friends and lobbyists at the high-end French Laundry restaurant while he was urging Californians not to gather. It's also when recall organizers got four extra months to qualify for the ballot.

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Harris To Visit California On Wednesday To Campaign With Newsom

Sept. 6
Arlene Superville / Associated Press

Vice President Kamala Harris is set to visit California's Bay Area on Wednesday to campaign with Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces removal from office in a Sept. 14 recall election.

The California State Capitol in the early eveni...

Roundtable: California On The Brink

Sept. 3
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim hosts a special episode of Roundtable dedicated to the 2021 recall election for California's governor.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to questio...

California Recall Voters So Far Largely Democratic And Older

Sept. 2
By Associated Press

Democrats have an early edge in the California recall election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. State figures show Democrats are returning mail-in ballots at more than twice the rate submitted by Republicans.

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How To Vote In The Recall Election If You Missed The Registration Deadline

Sept. 1
By Andrew Bowen

California passed a law in 2019 that allows conditional voter registration all the way up to Election Day on Sept. 14. But you have to do it in person.

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Recall Fact And Fiction: What You Need To Know About The Election Fraud Rumors You're Seeing

Sept. 1
Sameea Kamal / CalMatters

While rumors are rampant about stolen ballots and suspicious holes in voting envelopes, state and local officials say they have put measures in place to keep elections secure.

Then-Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, ...

California Spending Big Money To Get Out The Recall Vote

Aug. 31
Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press

California election officials are spending $16 million in a four-week blitz to educate people about voting in the recall that could remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office.

Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Califor...

Harris Cancels Planned California Campaign Stop With Newsom

Aug. 26
Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press

Vice President Kamala Harris has canceled a planned campaign appearance alongside California Gov. Gavin Newsom aimed at boosting Democratic turnout in the final weeks of the recall against him.

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, of Rocklin, a Republic...

Longshot Recall Candidate Kiley May Emerge As A GOP Leader

Aug. 23
Adam Beam / Associated Press

A 36-year-old Republican lawmaker is a longshot in California's upcoming recall election targeting Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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