Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger believes the atmosphere around this year’s gubernatorial recall election is “exactly the same,” as it was in 2003 — when the acclaimed action movie star became the first person in state history to win a gubernatorial race in a recall election.
Next week, Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall election that was brought on by heavy criticism of his coronavirus pandemic measures, including stay-at-home orders and mask mandates. If more than half of voters support his recall, the Democrat will be removed from office and replaced by the top-polling candidate of potential replacements.
The last California governor to be recalled was Democrat Gray Davis in 2003. Schwarzenegger, a Republican, made history by replacing him.
During an interview on the CNN podcast, “Total Recall: California’s Political Circus,” the former action star said mass dissatisfaction among voters is “very dangerous,” for Newsom in the coming days.