California Gov. Gavin Newsom walks with San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Geary Street to a news conference outside Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco, on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The governor offered his support at the news conference for the extension and expansion of outdoor dining and take-out cocktails. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
It’s Election Day in California, where voters are deciding the recall fate of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The ballot features two questions. The first question asks voters whether or not to recall Newsom. The second gives voters a choice between more than 40 candidates about who should replace him, if he is recalled.
While many have already voted early by mail or in person — ballots arrived in the mailboxes of every registered California voter last month — others will cast their ballots Tuesday.
Bay Area leaders including San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf have taken to social media to show their support of Newsom. Listen as KGO Hosts Chip Franklin, Pat Thurston and Nikki Medoro analyze the impact of this Election Day.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed retweeted President Biden encouraging every Californian to make their voice heard.
California, today is Election Day. We’re counting on you to vote NO on the recall to keep @GavinNewsom in office and California moving forward.
Polls are open until 8pm. Make your voice heard.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 14, 2021
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tells Californians to vote no on the recall election.
Every vote counts! Did you get that ballot into a drop box? Did you ask your friends to vote NO today? Final chance to vote NO on the Republican recall! https://t.co/OKTarH8gZs
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) September 14, 2021
San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney reminds voters, “If you mail your ballot today, it WILL be counted if it is postmarked today. ”
Today is the last day to vote NO on the Republican backed recall of @GavinNewsom.
Polling places are open all over the city where you can vote or drop off your ballot: https://t.co/Gli3Fkis2K
If you mail your ballot today, it WILL be counted if it is postmarked today.
— Matt Haney (@MattHaneySF) September 14, 2021