On Thursday, President Biden urged California voters not to vote for a recall that could bring down Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), is running for office.
“Gov. “Gov. To keep him in the job, registered voters must vote NO on the recall election by September 14, to keep California moving forward.
This tweet was Biden’s first public appearance in recall. Democrats are concerned about Newsom’s lack of enthusiasm and worry that this could be a sign of a lackluster left. Californians will decide whether they support or reject the recall in September.
They will have the option to vote for Newsom on the same ballot or for a Republican candidate. Only if the recall effort receives majority support, the candidate with the most votes wins.
According to a White House official, Biden and Harris (a former California senator) could make in-person stops to support Newsom as the election draws near.
Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, had suggested that Biden did not intend to be involved in the race.
“I don’t – I wouldn’t say that he’s following it particularly closely in the sense he has a lot of things on his agenda. We support Governor Newsom, have worked with him on key issues such as the pandemic, wildfires, and growing the economy and we look forward to doing so.
Psaki stated Wednesday that “He supports him.” “I don’t have any additional steps that I can preview for you.”
In a bid for the next governor in the event of a recall vote, several Republican candidates have entered this field. California Republican Party did not endorse any candidate last week, stating that it didn’t want to tilt the balance in favor of any one candidate.
A University of California Berkley poll conducted last month found 47 percent of likely voters in the state supported recalling Newsom, while 50 percent opposed the idea.