California voters will decide whether to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom (R) in a recall election on September 14, 2021. Polling stations in the Golden State are expected to close at 8:00 p.m. PST (11:00 p.m. EST) Tuesday night . The first of three waves of voting results will be released immediately after the close of polling stations, consisting of postal ballots already delivered and counted. Click here for more information on how subsequent results will be made public. Longtime Conservative radio host and lawyer Larry Elder is Newsom’s main Republican opponent, polls show.
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11:04 p.m. – CBS News features the recall race as “not skinny,” citing its exit polls.
Of @CBSNews: As the poll closes, CBS News may call the California encore race “not skinny” based on our exit polls.
“No” is a vote to retain Governor Gavin Newsom (R).#CARecall
– WTIC 1080 (@ WTIC1080) September 15, 2021
11:02 p.m. –
Covering Larry Elder’s election night in Costa Mesa, Orange County for @NPR @KPCC @LAist. As the recall vote comes to an end across California and supporters filter into the Hilton Ballroom, the group perform “What A Day For A Daydream.” pic.twitter.com/RbDnNlKYHk
– Libby Denkmann (@libdenk) September 15, 2021
11:00 AFTERNOON HOURS – The polling stations are now closed in the recall election.
10:55 p.m. – A pthe results of the exit polls show the most recall voters approve of the work being done by President Joe Biden.
Another preliminary result of the exit survey: most #CARecall voters approve of President Biden’s work
Not all Biden approvers will vote no on recall, but it’s a positive sign for Newsom in an era of nationalized politics
Note: preliminary estimates may change in the final weighting of the data pic.twitter.com/DXT3w213vj
– Kabir Khanna (@kabir_here) September 15, 2021
10:51 p.m. –
An atmosphere of very tempered optimism in Costa Mesa as supporters of Larry Elder begin to parade in the ballroom for his election night (the doors have just opened to the public):
“We’re all optimists, but you also have to be a little realistic,” says Andrew Ten (left) of Monterey Park. pic.twitter.com/1MiIvARvC5
– Julia Wick (@sherlyholmes) September 15, 2021
10:50 p.m. – The recall The prize could total more than $ 300 million, according to the California secretary of state.
10:45 p.m. –
.@SteveKornacki on the California recall election: “The rule of thumb is this: the recall must be about 16 points higher in any given county than Trump’s. This is how the state is Democratic. is the challenge for supporters of the recall. ” pic.twitter.com/6IlU3nbUPM
– MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 15, 2021
10:40 p.m. –
A set of numbers to keep in mind tonight:
In 2003, Davis recall, there were 9,413,494 votes cast * overall *.
But 429,431 voters did not vote in Q1 (remember Davis) and 755,575 did not vote in Q2 (which replaces him).
Tonight? We’ll see…
– John Myers (@johnmyers) September 15, 2021
10:30 p.m. – NBC News reports: “An NBC News exit poll found voters likely sided with Newsom on public health measures, with a plurality, or 45%, saying Newsom’s Covid policies are correct, compared with 32% who did said the measures were too strict. Another 17 percent said they are not strict enough.
10:15 p.m. – Team Newsom believes he has the recall in the bag, saying 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, according to Fox News. “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 pass us. We will let you know when we get there.
10:06 p.m. –
Have a good election night as a reminder of @larryelder Headquarters in Orange County, California. While the first batch of results is expected in less than an hour, there isn’t much action here yet. They form a group. pic.twitter.com/o1BNiNgAFh
– Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) September 15, 2021
9:56 p.m. – The polling stations close in about an hour.
Ready for CA recall coverage – first results in just over an hour – blue indicates NO on recall; red is YES. pic.twitter.com/IbCtXxyji6
– John King (@JohnKingCNN) September 15, 2021
9:46 p.m. – Larry Elder tells Fox News host Sean Hannity who the long lines at the polls are a positive sign for his campaign. Hannity says he hopes for a “political explosion” that ends with Newsom’s loss in the recall election.
Larry Elder gives latest news on California gubernatorial candidacy pic.twitter.com/0FFxYOC9WO
– The post-millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 15, 2021
9:34 p.m. – Republican candidate John Cox said the top three issues facing the state are: homelessness, housing and wildfires.
KUSI’s Teresa Sardina has joined gubernatorial candidate John Cox as recall ballots arrive tonight.
Cox gave his thoughts on California’s three major issues: homelessness, housing and wildfires. pic.twitter.com/WVvWUDlC0b
– KUSI News (@KUSINews) September 15, 2021
9:18 p.m. – California State Senator Steve Glazer announces that tomorrow he will propose changes to future state recall elections.
Regardless of the preliminary results of the recall elections tonight, the President of the Assembly elections @Marc_Berman and I, as chair of the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee, will issue a joint statement tomorrow morning discussing our plans to fix a faulty recall system
– Steve Glazer (@Steve_Glazer) September 15, 2021
9:17 p.m. –
Currently, the share of Latino voters is a little lower than it was in the 2020 general election, but higher than it was in the 2018 gubernatorial race, which Newsom won by 23 points. Latinos are somewhat divided over whether Newsom’s COVID policies have been too strict or about right.
– CBS News Politics (@CBSPolitics) September 15, 2021
9:01 p.m. – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Newsom had done a ‘good’ job as governor despite his mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic and that the state’s recall efforts were fueled by the fury over the economy and climate change.
Senator Bernie Sanders: California governor’s recall effort fueled by anger over Covid-19, economy and climate change https://t.co/M27VAsSmIx pic.twitter.com/f4fmMq9tyk
– Anderson Cooper 360 ° (@ AC360) September 15, 2021
9:00 p.m. – The Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto is filled with so many voters that he called four more polling officers.
“We worked our butt,” said Peggy Keep, a poll worker, sinking into a red and gray lawn chair to eat her first meal of the day at 3:30 pm.
8:45 p.m. – While polls have not yet closed, 43% of the California electorate have already voted in the recall election, according to the New York Times.