On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall election that will determine his fate as governor of the Golden State.
It is the fourth gubernatorial recall election in US history and the first recall election of a governor in the state since 2003.
As President Biden is set to campaign with Newsom on the day before the election, here is everything you need to know about the recall.
What started the California recall movement?
Prior to the first peak of the coronavirus pandemic, a recall petition was introduced against the Democratic governor on Feb. 20, 2020. The grounds for the recall did not initially include anything related to COVID-19 but said that “Governor Newsom has implemented laws which are detrimental to the citizens of this state and our way of life.” The petitioners cited high taxation, growing homelessness rates, rationing water use, imposing sanctuary state status, and more.
However, as COVID-19 spread throughout the state and