Democrat Newsom Can Now Blame Recall on 'Trump Supporters, Republicans,' Judge Rules
Governor can now play politics in opposing recall
Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom is now able to place blame on “Republicans and Trump supporters” for his recall election, a judge has ruled.
The ruling allows Newsom to play politics and divert attention away from his poor job performance as a Governor.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl did not block Newsom from using the claim, which will be issued to registered voters this month ahead of his Sept. 14 recall election.
“The Court finds there is nothing false or misleading about describing the recall effort’s leaders as Trump supporters."
The judge even scolded supporters for Nesom's recall movement, saying they were engaging in “an abuse of a perfectly legal process.”
“The recall is being held less than three years after a sizable majority of California voters elected Newsom governor,” she said.
Meanwhile, Newsome continues to plummet in the polls.
Newsom fell by double digits in a new Survey USA and the San Diego Union-Tribune poll.
The poll found 51% of respondents were in favor of recalling Newsom.
The other 40% wanted to keep him in power
The previous Union-Tribune poll from May found 36% in favor of the recall, with 47% opposed.
According to an Inside California Politics/Emerson College poll, support for Newsom's recall is gaining traction among registered voters.
The poll found 48% of the 1,000 Californians surveyed would vote to keep Newsom in the recall election.
But 46 said they would vote to recall the governor, up to three percentage points from the 43% in a July poll.
“Newsom has lost support from Hispanic voters, with 54% of Hispanic respondents saying they would vote to recall,” KTLA-TV reported.
“The majority of Black and Asian respondents wish to keep Newsom, the poll showed. White respondents are split at 48% in favor of recalling Newsom and 49% in favor of keeping him.”
The TV station found that 40% are yet to decide who should replace Newsom.
But conservative talk radio host Larry Elder is in the lead with 23%, up to seven points from last month’s poll.
“How close the recall turns out to depend on exactly one thing and only one thing,” longtime California political strategist Darry Sragow told KPIX-TV.
“And that is whether Democrats take the time to vote.”
“Californians who say they expect to vote in the September recall election are almost evenly divided over whether to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, evidence of how pivotal voter turnout will be in deciding the governor’s political fate, according to a new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times,” the paper wrote on Tuesday.
“The findings dispel the notion that California’s solid Democratic voter majority will provide an impenetrable shield for Newsom and reveal a vulnerability created by a recall effort that has energized Republicans and been met with indifference by many Democrats and independent voters,” the Times reported.
47% of likely voters in the state support removing Newsom from office, the poll found.
50% oppose the move — “a difference just shy of the survey’s margin of error,” the Times noted.
Neon Nettle reported last month, a judge blocked Newsom from being able to put his Democratic Party affiliation on the ballot in the upcoming recall election.