But last year, the governor was caught dining inside with lobbyists at a lavish Napa Valley restaurant called French Laundry, as his officials told everyone to stay home. After collecting only 55,000 signatures between June and November, the petition collected 500,000 in one month.
This year, Newsom has gone into attack mode, calling the recall a “Republican takeover” and Mr. Elder “more extreme than Trump.” He got help from national stars such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, and approved controversial new $ 600 stimulus checks to arrive just before the vote.
Meanwhile, his team struggled to craft a tough all-or-nothing choice, even encouraging his supporters not to sign up any preferred candidate to replace him if he lost.
This is how Mr Elder took the field, shooting legacy politicians and Caitlyn Jenner, the much more famous Olympic athlete who stepped out as a transgender woman in 2015 but has failed to impress Tories already. skeptics.
In addition to opposing the right to abortion and affirmative action, Mr. Elder proposed a system of private education vouchers of $ 15,000 per month, supported a minimum wage of $ 0 and argued that Barack Obama could prevent police shootings of black men by encouraging them to “comply with the police.”
He also wrote that female voters are easier to manipulate emotionally than men, claimed domestic violence statistics are exaggerated and denied an allegation of sexual harassment saying the accuser was too ugly for him to flirt. with.