Native vote mixed on California recall election

One tribe said the recall election will put tribes back in ‘education mode’


September 14, 2021

With California voters set to decide whether to keep Gov. Gavin Newsom in office on Tuesday, Indian Country isn’t standing on the sidelines.

Voters will decide in a special recall election whether to remove the first-term Democratic governor from office and replace him with one of dozens of candidates.

California is one of 20 states that have provisions to recall a sitting governor, 19 through elections. The state law establishing the rules goes back to 1911 and was intended to give more power to voters by allowing them to remove elected officials and repeal or pass laws by placing them on the ballot.


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