The last time California had a “successful” gubernatorial recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor. While we try not to wade into current events, there is significance in this current attempt to unseat Gavin Newsom that goes far beyond the borders of California. In this episode we catch up on what’s happening in California. Beyond the biblical weather events, an ongoing plague and rampant homelessness, there are silver linings in economic terms that could theoretically ameliorate many of the deep issues our biggest state faces. But there’s another dark scenario beyond blowing this moment and upending the political framework of Cali.
The Atlantic: What California’s Recall Election Says About America
California Secretary of State: Recall History in California (1913 to Present)
New York Times: California Could Throw Away What It’s Won
Canadaland: The Backbench
Canadaland: The White Saviors
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