The biggest loser of the California recall? GOP conspiracy theorists

Republicans hoped to ride a wave of coronavirus-related outrage into power. Those hopes were crushed Tuesday night.

9/15/2021 11:47:00 PM

.TheReidOut blog: The data shows Republicans were sorely mistaken in believing Californians shared their skepticism over public health.

Republicans hoped to ride a wave of coronavirus-related outrage into power. Those hopes were crushed Tuesday night.

That scare is prompting some in California toconsider changes to the state’s complex, direct-democracy recall process, which gave rise to Tuesday’s recall. But in the end, Newsom retained the governorship, with initial reports showing at least 64 percent of voters rejecting his removal from office.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom makes an appearance after the polls close on the recall election, at the California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento, California. on Sep. 14, 2021.Fred Greaves / Reuters; MSNBCThe petition to recall Newsom was circulated in February 2020, before the governor imposed a state of emergency due to coronavirus. As a result, the original recall petition makes no mention of coronavirus whatsoever.

But conservatives in California thought Newsom’s public health measures — including mask requirements — would rile up voters enough to install a Republican in his place. By Tuesday night, it was clear the conservative uprising they hoped for wasn’t going to materialize, and the reason for that was clear as well. headtopics.com

Every one of the Republican challengers who tried to oust Newsom opposed mask and vaccine mandates of any kind. And several — including the Republican front-runner in the polls, Larry Elder —promised to institute a ban on mask and vaccine mandates if elected

. The data shows Republicans were sorely mistaken in believing Californians shared their skepticism over public health measures. An NBC News exit poll found that 70 percent of voters in Tuesday’s recall support Newsom’s mandate requiring students to wear masks in schools. Sixty-three percent said getting vaccinated against the coronavirus is more a “public health responsibility” than a “personal choice."

Republicans in the state banked on conspiracy theories and misinformation earning them the keys to the governor’s mansion.Newsom, who centered the pandemic in his bid to stay in office, focused on it again in his victory speech.​​“We said yes to science. We said yes to vaccines. We said yes to ending this pandemic,” Newsom said Tuesday from Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento.

The exit poll numbers reflect data from recent months, finding that Californians are growing exhausted with Republican opposition to public health measures. In fact, a CBS poll from last month found 67 percent of Californianssupport a vaccine mandate for businesses headtopics.com

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. The poll found 67 percent of Californians who thought the state’s latest spike in Covid cases was preventable also thought more vaccinations could have curbed the spread of the virus earlier in the pandemic. Sixty-eight percent of that same group believed more masking and social distancing would have curbed the spread.

Overwhelmingly, Californians favor Covid-conscious health care policy. Republicans in the state banked on conspiracy theories and misinformation earning them the keys to the governor’s mansion, but Tuesday’s recall was a sign the door is still closed.

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thereidout thesequoiasareburning thereidout The GOP really wanted to kill them some blue state liberals! thereidout An African male became enraged and was threatening her life .. I don't think I ever saw her again... thereidout I hate to have to tell you this too... But there was a nurse who worked in the mental hospital in Wichita falls who was murdered . Her name was Kelley Oswalt.. you could see by looking at her she looked like Lee Harvey Oswald...

thereidout MSNBC/Rachel Maddcow are the king of conspiracy theorists. Like “Trump is a Russian agent” for starters. FYI, just bec this pathetic opinion org hates R’s and disagrees with them, doesn’t mean R’s positions are “conspiracy theories”. thereidout Thank god. thereidout Another thing to remember is that when I was with women all of our children were females except from the animal kingdom..

thereidout I never got to befriend any of them growing up... I lost track of all of them... thereidout They were with me when I was unconcious... Asleep.. under anesthesia.... I never knew about it .. thereidout I mean it was my daughters and grandaughters who gave us the internet besides their mothers who were with me enabliing such beautiful and brilliant women to exist..

thereidout could have fooled me.... yours and other networks were saying how bad it was for Newsom just to be here, and how great it was for Elder to have lost... people need to treat politics like they do sports, and sports how we do with politics..... one has real consequences, one a game

Twitter Users Taunt 'Biggest Loser' Larry Elder After He Was Trounced In California RecallThe right-wing radio host's effort to oust California Gov. Gavin Newsom didn't come close. And yet this same shit is happening and is being reported that it isn't.🤔 👍👍👍 Trump endorsement failure list grows. Hurrah

thereidout So you can just think... They put into our world all of this... Like the music of The Beatles people were crazy about .. thereidout I don’t think they ever **really** thought they could win but saw it as an opportunity to fundraise and create turmoil in a deep blue state. thereidout The Apple records label and lapel on the album's of The Beatles themselves went to Apple as a computer company then to IPhones and all with the institution of the internet...

thereidout There is a real estate corporation named BIG INK... I guess it is one of my few surviving daughters who wants to make sure after she is murdered that I am known as her father and would be the owner.. there is a company called RAHR and sons brewery also... thereidout Essentially 1 dinner at the French Laundry ended up costing Californians $300M. Republicans do not & I suspect will never learn by defeat. I am relieved & thrilled Newsom survived this crazy recall attempt. He needs to be commended for his COVID responses.

thereidout California Democrats thereidout thereidout This wasn't even the biggest issue. thereidout LOVE EACHOTHER! SHARE THE LOVE!

Twitter Users Taunt 'Biggest Loser' Larry Elder After He Was Trounced In California RecallThe right-wing radio host's effort to oust California Gov. Gavin Newsom didn't come close.

Column: The recall was a colossal waste. But don't expect California's GOP to learn from it'Was this the most frivolous waste of time in California election history? It was a serious contender, that’s for sure.' Column by LATstevelopez:

Examining the conspiracy theories, legal threats and Trump fraud claims in the California recallWeeks before Californians went to the polls, some right-wing activists — as well as leading GOP candidate Larry Elder — began sowing doubts about the integrity of the vote.

Chuck Todd: GOP creating 'mythology of doubt' in California recall with fraud claims.chucktodd: 'Whether it's the fence around the Capitol, the Recall in California, the voting restriction laws in Texas ... they are all yet more examples of the dangers of Trump's anti-democratic message. And it clearly is a threat to our democracy.' chucktodd The election is about removing Gavin Newsom, it's not about WHO will take his place, that doesn't matter when you have a Democrat Super Majority State Legislature. Vote Yes to RecallGavinNewsom chucktodd No it's called stopping the democrats from cheating chucktodd Tired of the tantrums. Childish behavior. Admit defeat. People have had it with these lies. Enough is enough! That’s why you lost. Americans like honesty.

GOP pushes unfounded fraud claims before California recallCalifornia Republicans were trying to contain a fire of their own making a day before voting ends in the recall election against Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, persuading their voters to turn out Tuesday even as party leaders promoted unsubstantiated claims that the race was rigged or compromised by misconduct. Larry Elder, one of the leading Republican candidates seeking to replace Newsom if the recall succeeds, has said he believes “there might very well be shenanigans, as there were in the 2020 election.” Let us not forget that in the mind of the GOP, any election they lose was due to fraud. When asked specifically to cite fraud they can’t. They are no longer a legitimate political party.