by Brian Harmon
Tuesday, Sept. 14, is the election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. LW Republican Club volunteers will be manning the booth outside Clubhouse 6 every day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to answer questions or help in any way possible.
People still have time to vote by mail-in ballots, depositing ballots in the official drop box in the Amphitheater parking lot, dropping it off at the Republican Club booth, or by voting in person at the fire station outside the LW North Gate at Seal Beach Boulevard.
The recall movement was sparked in part by Newsom’s strict shutdowns during the early months of the pandemic that included limiting capacities at indoor church gatherings. While the state was virtually shut down, Newsom attended a gathering of some of his wealthiest donors at one of the most expensive restaurants in the state. The governor and his friends were photographed not wearing masks, which pushed more people to sign the petiton for a recall election.
The recall is predicted to be very close, especially with Newsom having raised “tens of millions more than recall leaders and GOP candidates,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
In fact, on Aug. 31, the Guardian said, “(The Newsom campaign) total is on track to raise $70 million more before all is said and done. The pro-recall effort, by contrast, has raised about $8 million.”
According to the Guardian, conservative attorney and talk show host Larry Elder has raised over $6 million, about as much as all the other Republican candidates put together. The LW Republican Club has endorsed Elder to be Newsom’s replacement should he be recalled.