Gavin Newsom’s political fate in balance as final votes cast in California recall

Polls show lead for governor as election with national ramifications draws to a close

Californians will decide on Tuesday whether to keep Gavin Newsom in office as a recall election that has left the Democratic governor fighting for his political life draws to a close.

The gubernatorial recall effort is only the second in California’s history to make it on to the ballot and a rare chance for Republicans to seize control in a deep blue state. Voters are being asked two questions: should Newsom be removed from office, and, if he is recalled, who should take his place? Millions of Californians have already cast their ballots, either by mail or at early voting locations, and registered voters will have until Tuesday evening to make their choice, in a special election that is costing the state $276m.

, Gavin Newsom’s political fate in balance as final votes cast in California recall, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

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