“The fact that she is a lesbian doesn’t bother me, but the fact that she had an affair with a married man does.”
(CBSLA) – LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The insults and allegations between the top candidates get increasingly personal as the recall election approaches on Tuesday.
“My wife arrived 15 minutes before me, dropping off her vote. If you’d arrived a little sooner, you could have had an interview with her. Chris Hartman remarked, “I know my daughter is voting in Los Feliz.”
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He and his family are among the more than 6 million voters who have already cast ballots in the recall election, accounting for roughly 29% of eligible voters, according to the California Secretary of State.
Meanwhile, Governor Gavin Newsom and others who want succeed him are still campaigning, including Republican contender and conservative talk show personality Larry Elder.
Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, is campaigning in Sun Valley ahead of the recall election on Tuesday.
In Sun Valley, Newsom described the choice between candidates as “almost a matter of life and death,” referring to Elder’s decision to reverse COVID guidelines.
Newsom said, “I cannot emphasize the implications of this recall to put California back, to send us over the same COVID cliff that you see in states like Texas, Florida, Mississippi, and others.”
In Los Angeles, actress and activist Rose McGowan supported Elder on Sunday, reiterating allegations that Newsom’s wife pushed her to keep accusations against Harvey Weinstein secret, which Newsom has denied.
The media, according to Elder, is suppressing McGowan’s allegations because it is prejudiced.
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“This is a double standard that I have been exposed to my whole life, and I am sick of it, and you should be sick of it as well,” Elder added.
Elder’s decision to emphasize an alleged controversy two days before the election, according to political analyst Jennifer Cryer, is a new campaign tactic a la Trump, and it seldom wins over hesitant voters.
Cryer, an associate professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Southern California, stated, “This extremely divided election is the new way.” “It doesn’t have to make a whole lot of sense.” It’s exactly what their people want, and it’s exactly what they want from a candidate ideologically.”
Cryer is waiting to see whether it works and how many people come up to vote. Latino voters have yet to cast their ballots, according to preliminary results. Cryer believes that both parties have lost out by focusing on Trumpism rather than the politicians themselves.
“These communities are looking for police programs of some kind. They want to know the truth. They want assurances. They want knowledge, and although they are likely to vote for Newsom, as they have in the past, it is not something that should be taken for granted,” Cryer said.
Whatever the result, she said that it would not stop with voting, since a wave of recalls has swept the nation, and candidates are expressing concerns about election legitimacy.
“This is likely to become a hallmark of elections nationwide, where there are just repeated, repeated frustrations by those who are dissatisfied with vote returns and vote outcomes, and that’s not particularly a good thing – again, a threat to democratic stability if there isn’t that trust in results,” Cryer said.
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