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CalMatters Commentary - California Gov. Gavin Newsom is sometimes his own worst enemy by undermining his credibility and character.
Editorial: Before Democrats hail quorum breaking as heroism, they might recall that they are trying to pass the most radical agenda in decades with the narrowest majorities in decades. Who’s really undermining democracy?
THOMAS ELIAS For the last 11 years, Democrats have controlled every statewide office in California, while gradually building their majorities in both houses of the state Legislature to levels significantly above the two-thirds needed to make Republicans irrelevant. But the instant the recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom qualified for a vote this fall, things changed for the state’s Democrats.
THOMAS ELIAS It’s possible a recall (if it happens) and Newsom's quick French Laundry apology can leave him stronger than before. For one thing, a recall election in 2021 would put Newsom into campaign mode early and likely get many voters accustomed to backing him.
The bottom line: For the most part, loud messages did not fool the majority of California voters. At least not this time.
KINGSBURG — In the Kingsburg Tri-County Health District board race, incumbent Lori Ewert and Todd Thompson are leading with 100% or precincts …
Voting appeared to be running smoother in primaries on Tuesday than in elections held two weeks earlier in Georgia and Nevada. Also, a look at unexpected COVID-19 consequences and a reminder of how long the virus can live on surfaces.