The removal of California this Tuesday will be the most important decision that has been made since the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States of America. Furthermore, the results of the impeachment may change the political trajectory of the country.
In California, it is a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2 to 1, and Governor Gavin Newsom is seen as having the upper hand against this impeachment promoted by the Republican Party. Larry Elder, the most famous Republican and interviewer in California, is the candidate to be his replacement as governor.
However, impeachments in California are vastly different from any ordinary election. In this case, voters must decide whether to remove the incumbent and then answer to whom they want the replacement. This is an unorthodox process in the United States and has had somewhat far-fetched results before, such as the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor in 2003.
Here is a list of things to consider for Tuesday:
Will the policy to combat COVID-19 be able to save the Democratic Party?
Newsom has ordered restrictions to curb the pandemic and recommended that Californians stay home. However, he was caught not trumpeting what he was saying when going to dinner with friends at one of the country’s most expensive and luxurious restaurants.
Republicans hope that his recall will turn into a referendum by sticking to the security and crime problems present in the state. However, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is the center of attention among the population’s concerns at this time.
Will the Republican Party be able to expand its campaign and win more voters?
It’s hard to get a group of Republicans in California. This party has not won elections since 2006, and the Democrats also have a legislative majority. Despite this, 2020 was a good year for the Republican party, as they won some congressional seats in southern and central California.
Analysts have kept reviewing the results of the polls among Latinos residing in the state and indicate that they may have resented Newsom. If this is true, it would be a national trend.
What do you need to know about Larry Elder?
Larry Elder is a longtime conservative radio host who has become the unlikely face of the withdrawal movement. He is recognized for being the most voted Republican in the party to replace the current governor.
Despite being black, he can attract more young voters of different origins, ethnicities, religions, etc. However, there are some doubts about Elder’s reaction on Tuesday if he fails to remove Newsom from office.
What is known about midterms?
Elections in California are very different from those in other states. Republicans hope to win back Congress.
Newsom’s withdrawal could provide a barometer on whether voters will reward politicians who are proactively implementing pandemic restrictions to help keep citizens safe or whether they will view them more as a violation of their freedoms.
If voters choose Newsom’s coronavirus argument, it could be a good indicator of where the 2022 gubernatorial election is headed, not just in liberal areas of the state but changing districts as well.