California voters say it’s time to reform recall elections, poll shows

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The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nearly four in five likely California voters are in favor of changing the state’s process for recalling elected officials, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California. The survey comes nearly two months after an unsuccessful attempt to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom. The first-term Democrat defeated the recall with 62% of the vote — the same margin he won when he was elected in 2018. Between former Gov. Gary Davis in 2003 and Newsom, two of California’s last four governors have faced recall elections. That’s one reason some argue it should be harder to…

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