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Primary sends mixed signals in heavily Democratic California

Jun. 08, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is a Democratic fortress, but Tuesday’s primary election may have revealed some cracks. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top-tier Democrats emerged safely from contested statewide races in which they will be strongly favored this fall, and the Legislature...

Newsom wins California primary, is big favorite in November

Jun. 08, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a year when Democrats across the country have been bracing for a mid-term backlash at the polls, voters in California delivered decisive victories for the party during Tuesday’s primary, led by Gov. Gavin Newsom crushing a field of 25 other candidates less than a...

San Francisco ousts liberal DA Chesa Boudin in heated recall

Jun. 08, 2022 02:39 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco residents voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to recall progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin following a heated campaign that captivated the country and bitterly divided Democrats over crime, policing and public safety reform in the famously liberal city. ...

California's Newsom cruises to easy primary victory

Jun. 08, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom cruised to an easy victory in Tuesday’s primary barely one year after surviving a recall attempt, advancing to the November general election where he will be an overwhelming favorite to defeat a little-known Republican state senator. ...

San Francisco could vote out progressive DA in heated recall

Jun. 03, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s progressive district attorney, elected on a platform of reducing incarceration, faces a recall election driven by a pandemic in which brutal attacks against Asian seniors and viral footage of smash-and-grab robberies tested residents’ famously liberal...

Recall petition of Oakdale mayor still 350 signatures shy

Apr. 01, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

OAKDALE, La. (AP) — A group seeking to recall the mayor of a central Louisiana city is about 350 signatures shy of reaching its goal. The Community to Recall Oakdale Mayor Gene Paul and Force a Special Election has until July to turn in 936 valid signatures of registered voters in...