Facing a recall election Tuesday that could soon leave him out of a job, California Gov. Gavin Newsom cited Texas as an example of the direction the Golden State will take if Republicans take over, according to a report.
During his campaign last week, Newsom, a Democrat, referred to a new Texas abortion law that many liberals said could lead the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in America.
“The whole idea that a constitutional right, the right to choose, the right to reproductive freedom, the rights of women, are now under attack – what a remarkable moment in American history,” Newsom told a campaign crowd. , FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.
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But ironically, as Newsom and other Democrats describe Texas as a nightmare, Texans note that more Californians and Californian businesses have moved to Lone Star State, seeking relief from taxes and regulations. Californian women, according to the report.
Tech companies Oracle and Hewlett Packard Enterprises are among those that swapped California for Texas during Newsom’s coronavirus restrictions, according to the report.
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“California is losing population to other states,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, wrote on Twitter earlier this month. Plus, corporate headquarters are moving out of California at a record pace. Americans are moving to Texas more than any other state. We are also # 1 in corporate outsourcing. Texas policies are attracting more people. than any other state. “
Abbott’s September 5 post was accompanied by a link to a Forbes article that said California had lost 265 head offices since 2018, with the pace of relocations appearing to be accelerating.
Forbes noted that the 2020 census showed California’s population declined for the first time in history, costing it a seat in Congress. And he noted that the state’s population was increasingly becoming “two-tiered,” with wealthy elites living in coastal towns and low-income residents banished to inland areas or forced to relocate.
The Tax Foundation ranked California 49th in the United States for its anti-business tax climate, surpassed only by New Jersey, Forbes reported.
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These and other issues – including the California wildfires – will no doubt be on the minds of voters when they go to the polls on Tuesday.
A poll released on Friday showed that 38.5% of those polled supported Newsom’s recall efforts while 60% said they opposed it.
President Biden was due to campaign for Newsom on Monday, following recent appearances by other Democrats such as Vice President Kamala Harris, former US Senator from California, and US Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts,
Republican Larry Elder led among candidates seeking to replace Newsom, according to reports.