Early voting has begun across the country, and California’s voter turnout is spitting out numbers that no other state yet; there are currently more registered voters in the Golden State than any other state, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In a recount of the 2016 presidential election, Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton will go head-to-head on November 28th. With roughly 3 million new voters turning 18 this year, those new voters will play a critical role in the election’s outcome. In California, nearly one-third of those new voters live in Los Angeles County, where more than 1.8 million people will be eligible to vote this year.
With 10 days to go before Election Day, early voting has already started up in California. Early voting is the best way to cast votes ahead of Election Day, so you can avoid long lines, save time, and know your vote is counted.
PASADENA, Calif. (CBSLA) — The first day of in-person early voting for the recall election was Saturday, and although many individuals had already sent their ballots in, others opted to vote in person.
“We want to give everyone a chance to vote, regardless of how they vote,” said poll worker Bob Janicki.
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The first day of early, in-person voting for the recall election, which is only 10 days away, was Saturday. (Photo courtesy of CBS)
In Orange County, 31 polling stations have opened, while in Los Angeles County, 108 have opened.
Voters who were fired up about the impending recall election came out on Saturday to be among the first to express their views.
One voter stated, “I believe this recall is simply absurd.”
Jose Luna, a voter on the opposite side of the political divide, voiced his views.
“It’s time for something new. “It is,” Luna said emphatically.
Governor Gavin Newsom, as well as those seeking to replace him, are still attempting to consolidate support with just ten days before the September 14 recall election.
Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Newsom in Culver City, saying bluntly what she believes is at risk if Newsom’s main opponent, conservative talk show personality Larry Elder, wins.
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“What Larry Elder is saying is that if he is elected governor, he would remove the legally elected Democratic majority and give the US Senate to Mitch McConnell and the Republicans. Senator Warren said, “That is why I am here.”
Meanwhile, Elder was arguing for recall in Westminster.
“Middle-class individuals are leaving, businesses are leaving. The quality of our schools is deteriorating, the cost of living has skyrocketed, and crime is on the rise. “Everything he’s touched has gone wrong,” Elder remarked.
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Falcouner, presenting himself as a viable alternative to the front-runners, said that as mayor, he decreased homelessness by double digits and that he can expand that plan statewide.
“In San Diego, I didn’t allow tent encampments on the sidewalk because we care about people. We care enough about them to intervene and provide them the assistance and support they need, as well as to preserve the quality of life in our communities and small businesses,” Falcouner added.
Kevin Paffrath, a YouTube celebrity and Democratic contender, needs all 1.7 million of his YouTube subscribers, plus many more, to help him win the governorship. At one point, the influencer was ranked as the top replacement candidate in at least one survey.
” I believe it is clear whether people support or oppose the recall. Democrats should vote for a back-up candidate, I make that plain. Governor Newsom’s suggestion to leave the second portion of the ballot blank strikes me as self-serving. Paffrath said, “I believe it is un-American.” “This is a California recall, not a Republican recall. People are dissatisfied with our current leadership.”
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More than 7,500 individuals voted in person today at early voting locations like this one in Pasadena, according to the LA County Registrar’s office.