Gov. Gavin Newsom’s side appear to adopt a confident tone just a day before Tuesday’s game California recall the election, and said that there is no “we lose scenario”.
“I don’t see a scenario where we don’t talk about a victory for the governor and a complete rejection of this appalling partisan takeover,” Newsom strategist Sean Clegg said. “I think what we see in our projections during the early voting is that we get so well that we might reach a point where there aren’t enough Republican votes left on the table to get past us. will let you know when we get there. ”
Newsom, who was overwhelmingly elected governor in 2018 in California, faces a recall triggered last year mainly over accusations he mismanaged his state’s response to the coronavirus.
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Republicans see the recall election as their best chance to topple a politician who has never lost an election in his years as mayor of San Francisco, lieutenant governor of California and now governor – and their first chance to win a statewide competition since winning reelection for governor in 2006 by then Govt. Arnold schwarzenegger.
On Monday evening, President Biden urged Californians to keep Newsom as governor during a rally in Long Beach.
“The eyes of the nation are on California because the decision you are about to make will not only have a huge impact on California, it will reverberate throughout the nation, and frankly – no kidding – in the whole world, ”Biden said.
The president also claimed that a “Trump clone” could replace Newsom, who was an apparent reference to conservative radio host Larry Elder, the Republican frontrunner.
“You all know last year I faced the real Donald Trump,” Biden said. “Well, this year’s leading Republican gubernatorial candidate is the closest you can get to a Trump clone I’ve ever seen in your state.”
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“Either you keep Gavin Newsom as governor or you will have Donald Trump,” he added. “This is no joke. A Republican governor blocking progress on COVID-19 who is also anti-woman, anti-worker, climate denier, who does not believe in choice. The choice must be absolutely clear.”
The recall campaign was launched in June 2020 due to the frustrations of many Californians over the governor’s restrictive response to the coronavirus. On Monday, Biden defended Newsom’s handling of the virus, arguing that voting no would protect California from “Trump Republicans trying to stop us from beating this pandemic.”
“We don’t need politics in this battle against Covid,” he added. “We need science. We need courage. We need leadership. We need Gavin Newsom.”
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The recall election in California ends Tuesday. Nearly 8 million mail-in ballots – the form of voting used by most Californians – have already been returned out of the 22 million sent to registered voters, according to the Associated Press.
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report