The black radio talk-show host Larry Elder has emerged as the most popular Republican candidate to replace Newsom if the motion to recall the California governor passes in the September 14 vote. Mail-in ballots have been sent to the entire state and early in-person voting is already underway.
As Democrats ramped up efforts to shore up California Governor Gavin Newsom against a recall vote, an angry activist in a gorilla mask threw an egg at his Republican challenger Larry Elder and attacked his entourage.
With 6.6 million ballots submitted so far the LA Times seemed to be doing a victory dance. With 6.6 million ballots submitted so far, Democrats outnumber Republicans two to one, according to Political Data Inc.
Democrats, who dominate California politics, have been so alarmed at the possibility of losing the governorship that they sent Vice President Kamala Harris back to her home state to campaign for Newsom. President Joe Biden is expected to do so later this week as well.