The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board on Wednesday celebrated Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s victory in his recall election, writing that it was “a sigh of relief” that “the extremist, intolerant” Larry Elder did not. would not replace.
“Phew. After months of worrying about California’s fate, we’ll sleep easier now that Gov. Gavin Newsom won’t be removed sooner and replaced by right-wing provocateur Larry Elder, an inexperienced radio host. in elected office and who doesn’t seem interested in being a governor for all Californians – only those who share his extremist and intolerant views, ”the board wrote.
With 68% of the votes reported, the “No” votes on Newsom’s recall led to the “Yes” votes 64% to 36%, an easy victory for the Liberal Democrat in the face of a number of crises in his state, including the hard-hitting effects of the coronavirus pandemic, massive forest fires, rising crime rates and a growing problem of homelessness.
The Times, however, has sought to sideline Newsom from responsibility for addressing the issues plaguing California, calling the blame placed on him a “smokescreen” from supporters of the recall.
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“Voters have visibly seen through the smokescreen as supporters of the recall have raised Newsom’s responsibility for every bad thing that has happened in California over the past few years: wildfires, COVID-19, no -abrism, crime, income equality, and so on, “he writes.
The Times board has made no secret of its contempt for recall efforts, and its list of columnists relentlessly lambasted Elder, at one point publishing an article calling him the “black face of white supremacy.” He also apparently sought to downplay a racist attack on Elder by a woman wearing a gorilla mask.
“The decision to dismiss the recall is the best result for California. Even if you don’t like Newsom, it would have been a disaster to abruptly hand over the leadership of the state to Elder or one of the 45 other people on the list. on the replacement ballot in the midst of a public health crisis and with regular elections just over a year away, ”he added.
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The board of directors described Newsom as “a strong leader” throughout the challenges California has faced in recent years, and said it would have been wrong to replace it with a “cynical ploy.”
“It’s unfortunate that taxpayers had to spend between $ 200 million and $ 400 million to run an election that didn’t change anything. But it could pay off in the long run if it convinces Republicans across the state that using the recall is not a fair, honorable – or even effective – way to secure a position, ”the board wrote.
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He added that if Republicans in California wanted to end the Democrats’ one-party rule, they would have to adjust their policies to attract more voters. He noted, however, that the fact that the recall process had even passed the signing phase “revealed a deep ambivalence on the part of Californians about the direction of the state” and that millions of people have consistently voted to oust. Newsom.