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Republican celebrations and Democratic anger reveal a widening political divide
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California Recall Election: What’s at Stake?

In surprised many observers in the heavily Democratic state. Since the Democrat against Newsom, it is likely that if the recall succeeds, then Newsom’s successor will be a Republican. One frontrunner is Larry Elder, a controversial conservative radio host, who accrued roughly $5 million in donations by early August. Other prominent candidates include Mayor of forty-six candidates on the ballot vying to succeed Newsom. If the vote were split evenly, then the winner could become Governor of led to accusations that the process is unconstitutional, inasmuch as Newsom could lose with 49 percent of the vote while the winner could win with a significantly lower margin. 

The new governor’s authority will be somewhat limited by the fact that Republican, his or her authority would be checked to some extent by the California (Surfing)’s mask mandates, which Newsom largely imposed via executive fiat, independent of the state legislature. Elder has pledged to eliminate them immediately

The new governor could also appoint judges and fill other vacant seats. Perhaps most importantly, in the event of a vacancy in statewide office—such as the retirement of Dianne FeinsteinDemocrats and 50 Republicans, a Republican taking a Democrat’s seat would have dramatic consequences on national politics. 

Trevor Filseth is a current and foreign affairs writer for the National Interest.