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Gavin Newsom Survives Recall Attempt: Now What?

California Governor Gavin Newsom Meets With Campaign Staff And Volunteer On Day Of Recall Election Vote
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (R) and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom (L) look on after speaking to union workers and volunteers on election day at the IBEW Local 6 union hall on September 14, 2021 in San Francisco, California.

Gavin Newsom Survives Recall Attempt: Now What?

Recall Recap 9.15.21

California Governor Gavin Newsom soundly fended off a recall attempt from Republicans on Tuesday. After months of signature gathering, campaigning, and massive fundraising, the final vote wasn’t even close: 64% of voters so far have said no to the recall. On the second question - who should replace Newsom if the recall was successful - conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder has received 47% of the vote. Real estate broker and YouTuber Kevin Paffrath - who ran as a Democrat - is a distant second with about 10% of the vote. More votes remain to be counted, but the margin of victory for Newsom was enough for the Associated Press and major networks to call the race early Tuesday evening. Newsom said his victory was a confirmation of his pandemic response, inclusion, and abortion rights, while Elder promises to remain a challenger in the 2022 general election. Today on AirTalk, we reflect on how the race unfolded, and what’s next for recalls and California politics with KPCC senior politics reporter Libby Denkmann.

With files from the Associated Press

Chief Moore On Order For Officers To Collect Social Media Data Of Civilians, LAPD Employees Seeking Vaccine Exemptions And More

Chief Moore 9.15.21

Today on AirTalk, LAPD Chief Michel Moore joins Larry Mantle for his monthly interview to discuss the latest in law enforcement.

Post Chief Moore Interview With KPCC Reporter Frank Stoltze

Chief Moore Frank 9.15.21

Following Larry Mantle’s conversation with LAPD Chief Michel Moore, we are speaking with Frank Stoltze, KPCC public safety correspondent to get additional context on the LAPD’s order to collect social media on every civilian they stop, LAPD employees suing over the city vaccine mandate and more.

Takeaways And What Happens Next After Governor Gavin Newsom Defeats Recall Effort

Recall Recap Whats Next 9.15.21

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democrat framed as part of a national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and continued threats from “Trumpism.” With an estimated two-thirds of ballots counted, “no” on the question of whether to recall Newsom was ahead by a 30-point margin. That lead was built on votes cast by mail and in advance of Tuesday’s in-person balloting, with a strong showing by Democrats. While likely to shrink somewhat in the days ahead as votes cast at polling places are counted, Newsom’s lead couldn’t be overcome.

Today on AirTalk, we’re joined by L.A. Times Political Writer Seema Mehta and USC Professor Jennifer Cryer

With files from the Associated Press

COVID AMA: California COVID-19 Cases Dropping, Thousands Of LA City Workers Request Vaccine Exemptions And More

Covid Update 9.15.21

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Paul Adamson, infectious diseases physician and clinical instructor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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