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California Countdown: The 2021 Recall Election Special

 September 2, 2021 at 8:04 AM PDT
The recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom is set for Sept. 14, and mail-in ballots are already out. Though California is an overwhelmingly blue state, it's not a certainty Newsom will survive the recall. Reasons abound, including apathy and a lack of awareness that many predict could lead to a low voter turn out. So, how did we get here? And what could a Newsom recall mean for the state? Midday Edition brings you a special from our partner station KPCC in Los Angeles to answer those questions and more. They'll explain the stakes, what's on the ballot, and what could happen after the election, regardless of the outcome. Host Austin Cross speaks with political observers and reporters from California public radio newsrooms for this in-depth discussion.