Trump claims California recall will be ‘rigged’ the day before the election as blue state voters decide the fate of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom
- Former President Donald Trump was already laying the groundwork to complain that Republicans were robbed in California’s recall election Tuesday
- ‘Does anybody really believe the California Recall Election isn’t rigged?’ Trump said, pointing out that the state uses mail-in ballots, something he despises
- Recent polling has shown that California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will likely stay in his job after the race at one time looked close
‘Does anybody really believe the California Recall Election isn’t rigged? Millions and millions of Mail-In Ballots will make this just another giant Election Scam, no different, but less blatant, than the 2020 Presidential Election Scam!’ Trump said in a statement sent out Monday.
Recent polling has shown that California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will likely stay in his job – after Democrats nationalized the race, making it about Trump and abortion rights.
Former President Donald Trump has already been laying the groundwork to proclaim that California’s recall race was rigged
President Joe Biden is campaigning for Newsom in the state today.
He follows Vice President Kamala Harris, a former California senator, who stumped for Newsom in the Bay Area Wednesday and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, who made the trip the weekend before.
FiveThirtyEight.com’s compilation of polls showed on Monday that 57.5 per cent of California voters wanted Newsom to stay in office, while 40.8 per cent planned to vote for his removal.
A month ago, polls were essentially tied among Californians who planned to vote ‘no’ on the recall, which would allow Newsom to remain, and those who planned to vote ‘yes,’ to oust him.
The second question on the recall ballot asks Californians to choose a Newsom replacement.
The top choice remains conservative radio show host Larry Elder.
Elder got himself unwanted attention when he suggested to conservative pundit Candace Owens that slave owners could be owed reparations.
Before Monday’s statement, Trump had previously floated that the California recall race could be rigged.
Newsom knocked Trump in am interview with the Sacramento Bee Friday.
President Joe Biden (right) greets California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom (left) Monday. Biden will participate in a Monday night rally on behalf of Newsom ahead of Tuesday’s recall
‘There is a thread within the Republican Party that, if they don’t get what they want, they are willing to assault the core tenets of an election in ways that have far reaching consequences,’ Newsom told The Bee. ‘It’s very, very damaging and baseless, absolutely baseless.’
California is the largest blue state in the nation.
In 2020, Biden won the state over Trump by 29.2 points and by more than 5 million votes.
However, the state has recalled a Democratic governor once in the past and replaced him with a Republican.
In 2003, Democratic Gov. Gray Davis was recalled and replaced by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.