As the potential for a recall election of Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom grows, the State Legislature passed a bill on Tuesday that would reportedly require all active registered voters to get a ballot in the mail before the election.
Fox News reports that the lawmakers’ goal is “to slow the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging people to vote by mail rather than show up in person. The Legislature did the same thing last year, back when counties had millions of dollars in federal money to help put on a presidential election during a pandemic.”
As of now, the state of California has two elections scheduled for 2021, which are both to fill vacancies in the State Legislature. However, the effort to recall Newsom has recently gained speed as some Californians are reportedly unhappy about his handling of the coronavirus.
Fox News reports, “with a recall election increasingly likely, the bill could hit local governments with millions of