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What happens if there is a recall in California?

If a recall does pass and a new governor is chosen, the Secretary of State will then certify the election. The new governor would take the oath of office and assume the position within the next 28 days. If Newsom wins, he will remain in office at least through 2022. That is when he is up for reelection.

Do you have to be US citizen to run for recall in California?

The barrier to enter the recall election is relatively low. According to the California Secretary of State’s office, a person who wishes to run in the recall election of a governor must be a U.S. citizen, registered to vote in California and not convicted of a felony involving bribery. There’s also a filing fee and signature requirement.

Who was the first governor to be recalled?

The first was in 2003 with Gov. Gray Davis, who was successfully recalled and removed from office. Newsom is only the fifth governor in U.S. history to face a recall election. The first was North Dakota's Lynn J. Frazier in 1921, who was successfully recalled.

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