Newsom Survived But It Was a Closer Call in Beverly Hills

The voters have spoken! Only 37% of voters supported the recall and that is well short of the 50% threshold necessary to unseat Governor Gavin Newsom. However Beverly Hills voters were more likely to support the recall than our neighbors. The fact is that a deep red conservative streak runs through Beverly Hills and that makes us something of an outlier in the region. How did the recall vote break? Let’s look at the precincts!

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Governor Gavin Newsom Must Not Be Recalled

On September 14th voters will answer the question that could change the direction of the Golden State: Should we recall Governor Gavin Newsom? For those of us who rent housing the answer is NO. This governor has been there for us. He signed legislation to extend rent control throughout the state and wrangled the legislature to send to his desk not only one eviction moratorium but three of them. Whatever one thinks of masks and mandates it seems clear that the governor has put public health at the forefront of the state’s response to the pandemic. In my book that alone is a ground to oppose a recall.

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