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How many ballots have been returned in the California recall?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Sept. 14 recall election could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. Just over 5 million mail-in ballots — the form of voting most Californians use — already have been returned out of 22 million sent to registered voters. Can Larry Elder build ‘movement’ from California recall?

Why is the Governor of California being recalled?

The governor is being forced to grapple with multiple crises all at once, including a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, one of the worst droughts in state history and out-of-control wildfires. By definition, a recall is a referendum on the incumbent; in effect, Newsom is running against himself.

What are the questions for the recall in California?

All 22 million registered voters in California are set to receive a mail ballot that will feature just two questions. Question 1: "Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?" Question 2: The second question asks voters to choose which candidate should replace Newsom.

When was the last statewide recall in California?

Still, successful recalls are rare — the last statewide one happened in 2003 — and polls suggest most voters want to make it more difficult.

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