Editorial: Newsom recall about one thing: his handling of the pandemic

Californians weary of politics after an ugly 2020 election season may be in for an intense new campaign in coming months, perhaps the most intense in American politics this year. Leaders of an effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday submitted nearly 2.1 million signatures, far beyond the 1.5 million necessary. If no more than 600,000 of those submissions fail to get verified, a likelihood given the campaign’s approach, a recall election would occur no later than the fall, and voters would be asked if they want to fire the San Francisco Democrat and who should replace him if the recall …

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