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Redding voters reflect on recall election

Voters in Redding talk about their day voting in the recall election and the importance of voting.

Posted: Sep 14, 2021 11:01 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Voters in Redding drove up to polling centers around the city to cast their ballot in the Recall Election of Governor Gavin Newsom.

While Gov. Newsom will remain in office, some voters expressed the importance of using the right to vote at all.

Clifford Graham lives in Redding. He and his wife Kathryn Graham have voted for over 60 years, never missing a single election.

While both of them voted to replace Governor Newsom with Redding local candidate Jenny Rae Le Roux, Clifford Graham conveyed how important voting is for everyone.

"It is an expression of the freedom that we enjoy in this country, and that the people are being served and getting a chance to speak about their needs, and their wants, and their likes to the people that we elect," Clifford Graham said. "It’s as if the president walked in and said, 'Well, what do you think? Level with me and give me the truth because I’m here to make things happen for our country and for other countries in the world.'"

Other voters like Cody Boedner told Action News Now they hope bringing their kids to the polling center will show them the importance of voting.

"They have the right to be able to shape their future and shape their government, and that’s what I try to get them involved in," Boedner said. "You know, I had one here a couple of years ago, she’s in school now, but my other daughter went to every one of them because it’s important to be able to show that we have that freedom as Americans."

Candidate for governor and Redding Local Jenny Rae Le Roux competed against 46 other candidates hoping to replace Governor Newsom.

Her campaign didn't earn much statewide support, receiving only 0.2% of the vote.

Even with the low amount of votes, Le Roux is thankful for the people of Shasta County that got her campaign off the ground.

"I just want to say thank you to the people of Shasta County who hosted us, who launched us, who made this campaign what it has been," Le Roux said. "You are the reason why California has great leaders coming up through the ranks because we understand the issues of real people in California."

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