Nation's stormy politics could unsettle California recall

California could become the next battleground in the nation's stormy, unpredictable politics as a recall election that threatens to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office gets closer to approval.

Posted: Feb 8, 2021 8:37 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California could become the next battleground in the nation's stormy, unpredictable politics as a recall election that threatens to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office gets closer to approval.

The Democratic governor was elected in a landslide in 2018 in the heavily Democratic state, but unstable politics following Donald Trump's presidency could add to the risk for the incumbent.

Voters are angry over long-running school closings and coronavirus rules. Recent polls have shown Newsom losing ground with independents, Latinos and even his fellow Democrats.

Recall organizers say they've nearly reached the 1.5 million petition signatures required to place the proposal on the ballot this year.

Chico
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 64°
Oroville
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 64°
Paradise
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 64°
Chester
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 66°
Red Bluff
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 66°
Willows
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 64°
Grab your jacket and and give yourself extra time to get where you're going Friday morning. We have brisk temperatures and areas of dense fog across northern California early today. Sunny skies and warm temperatures are ahead for the rest of your Friday and this weekend. Cooling down with the chance for showers early next week.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events