California governor 'worried' over looming recall vote

Los Angeles (AFP) – California Governor Gavin Newsom is “worried” about a bid to recall him, an effort which has tapped into anger over his handling of the pandemic and appears on the cusp of triggering a rare special election, he said Tuesday. Among 20 states that let voters force a leadership poll if they gather enough signatures, California last saw a recall election in 2003 — which ultimately brought bodybuilder-turned-Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger into office. That was one of only three recall bids in US history to successfully force an actual vote, but Newsom said he expects camp…

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