2021-08-27 14:52:19

California Recall: Right-Wing Radio Host Who Once Mentored Stephen Miller Could Replace Gov. Newsom

The conservative talk radio host Larry Elder is now the Republican front-runner challenging Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom in a special election that could also shape national politics. California voters cast ballots on September 14 on whether to recall Newsom, after a right-wing campaign to unseat the governor garnered enough signatures to trigger the vote.

If Newsom fails to get more than 50% support for staying in office, the candidate with the most votes replaces him as governor. “This whole thing started with anti-immigrant nativists in California who were upset about the pro-immigrant, pro-Latino policies that Gavin Newsom was putting in place,” says Los Angeles Times columnist Jean Guerrero.

“[Elder] basically wants to take California back to the 1990s, when we saw an incredibly anti-immigrant and anti-Black decade in California.” Elder was a mentor to Stephen Miller, the xenophobic, anti-immigration former Trump adviser, which Guerrero writes about in her book, Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda.

Amy Goodman Anti-Immigration california Democracy Now! Free Speech TV Gavin Newsom Jean Guerrero Larry Elder Recall

Politics

The David Pakman Show

Could 2022 Be Worst Midterm Ever for Republicans?

Could 2022 Be Worst Midterm Ever for Republicans?

The Thom Hartmann Program

Will a Child Be Jailed For Illegal Abortion? Featuring Jessica Valenti

Will a Child Be Jailed For Illegal Abortion? Featuring Jessica Valenti

The Thom Hartmann Program

The Economics Fueling Fascist Unrest Featuring Richard Wolff

The Economics Fueling Fascist Unrest Featuring Richard Wolff

The David Pakman Show

Trump Deposed TODAY, Pleads the 5th on EVERY QUESTION

Trump Deposed TODAY, Pleads the 5th on EVERY QUESTION

Related

Democracy Now!

Biden to End Trump-Era "Remain in Mexico" Border Policy; Immigrants Face Ongoing Trauma, Separation

Biden to End Trump-Era "Remain in Mexico" Border Policy; Immigrants Face Ongoing Trauma, Separation

Democracy Now!

"Bogus Charge": FBI Raids African People's Socialist Party; Group Dismisses Russian Influence Claims

"Bogus Charge": FBI Raids African People's Socialist Party; Group Dismisses Russian Influence Claims

Democracy Now!

Albuquerque's Muslim Community Mourns 4 Killed as Suspect Arrested, Calls for Counseling & Support

Albuquerque's Muslim Community Mourns 4 Killed as Suspect Arrested, Calls for Counseling & Support

Democracy Now!

Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 10, 2022

Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 10, 2022

Proud Partners