Nation's stormy politics could unsettle California recall

California Governor
Posted at 5:42 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 18:44:52-05

LOS ANGELES — California could become the next battleground in the nation's stormy, unpredictable politics as a recall election that threatens to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office gets closer to approval.

The Democratic governor was elected in a landslide in 2018 in the heavily Democratic state, but unstable politics following Donald Trump's presidency could add to the risk for the incumbent.

Voters are angry over long-running school closings and coronavirus rules.

Recent polls have shown Newsom losing ground with independents, Latinos and even his fellow Democrats.

Recall organizers say they've nearly reached the 1.5 million petition signatures required to place the proposal on the ballot this year.