Friday, September 24

Referendum in California: Democratic governor saves his head and avoids dismissal

A victory for the entire Democratic camp in the United States, and a relief for the governor of California. He will not be kicked out: while the majority of the ballots were counted, 2/3 of the voters said no to his dismissal.

A referendum was organized on Tuesday on his dismissal, his detractors criticized him for his strict measures against the Covid-19.

_ “We are enjoying an overwhelming ‘no’ vote tonight here in the state of California, _ reacted Gavin Newsom, the governor of California. But the “no” is not the only thing that has been expressed tonight. I want to focus on what we said yes to as a state. We said yes to science. We said yes to vaccines. We said yes to the end of this pandemic. We said yes to the right of people to vote without fear of fraud. We said yes to the fundamental constitutional right of women to decide for themselves what to do with their bodies, their destinies and their future. We said yes to diversity. We said yes to inclusion “.

If Gavin Newsom had been impeached, ultra-conservative Republican Larry Elder could see himself in the governor’s chair. 18 years ago, in a similar referendum, Arnold Schwarzenegger brought down the then Democratic governor.

The cost of this referendum is estimated at nearly 280 million dollars by the authorities.

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