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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Recall Notes

Our new book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics.  Among other things, it discusses state elections. The biggest off-off-year election is the CA recall. 

 Mychael Schnell at The Hill:

The California Republican Party will not endorse a candidate in the state’s upcoming recall election, as 24 GOP candidates campaign to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.).

The party voted overwhelmingly on Saturday not to endorse a candidate in the September race over concerns that throwing their support behind one of the Republican candidates would divide the party and lead some voters to stay home, The Associated Press reported.

Roughly 90 percent of the delegates who were at the party’s virtual meeting supported not endorsing one candidate, the AP noted. They were reportedly planning on choosing which candidate to endorse out of a small group of four, according to Politico.

Jeremy B. White at Politico:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that Democrats should not vote for any of the 46 candidates vying to replace him in the upcoming recall election.

Recall ballots contain two parts: an up-or-down vote on whether to retain Newsom and an open-ended question of who should replace him. Newsom said he was focused on prevailing on the first part and discouraged his base from taking sides on the second.

“We’re just focusing on ‘no’ on the recall, leaving the rest blank,” Newsom said.