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California Gubernatorial Recall Election 2021 summary for 15 September: Gavin Newsom votes, updates, polls, reactions...

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California voting system strongest in the nation

Before Tuesday's election the top candidate to replace Governor Newsom if the recall had succeeded declined to say whether he would accept the results. Larry Elder was following former President Trump's playbook in his campaign putting out false claims of voter fraud before ballots were even cast.

However in his concession speech he made no mention of any "shenanigans". 

Larry Elder prepares for California recall loss with lawyers, voter fraud website

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With less than a week to go until the California recall election, some Republicans are falsely claiming that votes are rigged in favor of Democrats and suggesting, without evidence, that Gov. Gavin Newsom can only win with fraudulent votes.

The claims are unsubstantiated, and echo similar false messages promoted by Republicans last year following the election of President Joe Biden.

CA Recall Election: What to know, where to find it, election security

Hi Folks,

The California Gubernatorial Recall Election is here, and this has certainly been an election like none other. This edition of CVF-News highlights CVF's online voter resources and reviews election security practices, news and claims and CVF's efforts to curtail harmful election mis- and disinformation. 

-- Kim Alexander, President & Founder
California Voter Foundation


Find Election Info at Calvoter.org

CVF’s California Online Voter Guide connects voters with information from trusted sources. Through CVF’s online guide, voters can follow the money behind recall campaigns, learn more about potential replacement candidates, get tips on how to successfully cast a vote-by-mail ballot and more. Ballots submitted through the U.S. Mail must be postmarked by September 14th and received within seven days to be counted. Voters choosing to cast their ballot by mail are urged to return it early and avoid having their ballot rejected due to lateness. 

Trump is already claiming the California recall is rigged

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Donald Trump opened his presidency by falsely claiming massive voter fraud in California. Now he’s returned to the subject, raising the prospect that the outcome of next week’s recall election could follow the same divisive path as last year’s presidential election.

Trump, who told Newsmax this week that the election to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is “probably rigged,” is the most prominent in a string of conservatives who have cast evidence-free aspersions on the upcoming vote.

No, California Program Designed To Help Voters With Disabilities Isn’t A ‘Security Concern’ As Recall Candidate Larry Elder Suggested

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GOP recall candidate Larry Elder recently suggested — without evidence — that there are concerns about the security of a California voting program, one that helps people with disabilities cast their ballot. 

On Aug. 19, the conservative talk show host tweeted a Washington Examiner article with the headline, “California voters to be able to download ballots at home for recall election, sparking security concerns.”

Recall fact and fiction: What you need to know about the election fraud rumors you’re seeing

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You’ve seen the posts on Twitter and Facebook, or maybe someone forwarded a WhatsApp message about suspicious activity with California’s recall ballots.

Unfounded rumors about election security have always been around, but they’ve been rampant since the 2020 election and former President Trump’s “Stop the Steal” movement. Despite those allegations, the 2020 elections were found to be “the most secure in American history,” according to a statement from a coalition of government and election industry officials. 

California recall: 18.1% of Riverside County voters have already returned ballots

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With just two weeks remaining until Election Day in the recall attempt of California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom, nearly a fifth of ballots sent to registered voters in Riverside County have been returned, a pace that falls in line with statewide data that also indicates younger people have been slower to cast their ballots.

About 1.29 million ballots were sent out to registered voters in Riverside County in mid-August, and 233,675, or 18.1%, had been returned as of Tuesday, according to the county registrar’s office.

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