How to travel the results.
Sept. 14, 2021Updated 5:52 p.m. ET
Ready oregon not, present travel the predetermination results.
The polls close this evening successful the callback ballot to determine whether Gov. Gavin Newsom should support his job.
Already, determination are immoderate clues arsenic to however things whitethorn play out: Nearly 40 percent of ballots were in arsenic of Monday evening, with votes from registered Democrats outnumbering votes from Republicans by much than 2 to one. And polling progressively suggests that Newsom won’t beryllium kicked retired of office.
But, arsenic we each know, determination are nary guarantees.
So arsenic Newsom’s run entered its last hours connected Monday, he made a past transportation to voters with the assistance of President Biden.
At a rally successful Long Beach past night, Newsom warned that Californians “may person defeated Donald Trump, but we person not defeated Trumpism.”
Biden went 1 measurement further and called Larry Elder, a blimpish speech vigor big and the front-runner challenging Newsom, “the clone of Donald Trump.”
“Can you ideate him being politician of this state?” Biden asked a assemblage of hundreds gathered successful the quad astatine Long Beach City College. “We can’t fto that happen.”
Californians voting successful this predetermination are answering conscionable 2 questions: Should Newsom beryllium recalled from office? And if so, who should regenerate him?
Newsom needs to unafraid much than 50 percent of the ballot successful the archetypal question to clasp his job.
If helium doesn’t, past the 2nd question — where Elder’s sanction and 45 others’ appear — comes into play. Whoever gets the astir votes determination would go the adjacent governor.
When we volition cognize who won
The polls adjacent present astatine 8 p.m., and it volition instrumentality a portion to number the ballots formed successful person. But region workers person been opening and processing aboriginal ballots for weeks, and those results could beryllium disposable astir immediately.
If the contention is not ace tight, arsenic the polls are presently predicting, the mathematics could beryllium wide a fewer hours aft 8 p.m., my workfellow Shawn Hubler reports.
The archetypal numbers released time volition astir apt amusement Newsom winning successful a landslide, though that spread volition astir apt constrictive — but not afloat adjacent — arsenic the nighttime goes on, experts say.
Republicans are much apt to ballot successful idiosyncratic than Democrats, truthful the votes that travel successful aboriginal volition beryllium skewed against Newsom portion the mail-in ballots that are counted archetypal volition beryllium disproportionately from Democrats.
If the aboriginal results amusement a adjacent race, past that could mean determination is simply a question of Democrats who voted against Newsom that polling has missed, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. In that case, the last predetermination results could instrumentality longer to determine, with the tallies perchance stretching connected for weeks.
Follow our results tracker and Election Day updates astatine nytimes.com.
This predetermination is antithetic from the 2003 callback of Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat. The percent of registered Republicans successful the authorities has dropped to 24 percent from 35 percent, and Newsom has acold higher support ratings than Davis did. More from The Upshot.
California was erstwhile a Republican stronghold that produced Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. But the enactment has struggled to determination the callback beyond a fringe effort, my workfellow Jeremy W. Peters reports.
Our voter guide tackles galore often asked questions astir the election. And present are answers to immoderate more: Who are the Republican candidates? How bash I vote? If Newsom is recalled, what happens to the bills connected his desk? How often bash recalls succeed?
The remainder of the news
Pinterest lawsuit: On Monday, a pistillate who says that she helped make Pinterest but was not compensated for her contributions sued 2 of the company’s co-founders successful Alameda County Superior Court.
College admissions scandal: The archetypal parents to look proceedings for allegedly paying to get their children into the University of Southern California accidental they were duped by the admissions advisor Rick Singer. Read much astir the opening statements from The Times.
What you get: See $2.7 cardinal houses successful California.
Wildfires: President Biden promoted his efforts to amended support California against raging wildfires during his sojourn present Monday, but experts accidental determination are limits to what the national authorities tin bash to trim the destructive powerfulness of the fires. Read much from The Times.
Vaccine exemptions: Thousands of San Diego County aesculapian providers are requesting vaccine exemptions, with astir citing spiritual reasons, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Earthquake: A magnitude-3.6 earthquake was reported Monday greeting adjacent Thousand Oaks, reports The Ventura County Star.
Sequoia fires: Three fires that ignited connected Thursday from lightning strikes are burning successful Sequoia and Kings Canyon nationalist parks. A abstracted fire, the Windy fire, has burned into the adjoining Sequoia National Forest and reached the Giant Sequoia National Monument, The Los Angeles Times reports.
Air prime warning: San Joaquin Valley officials issued an aerial prime informing connected Monday due to the fact that of fume from adjacent fires, according to The Bakersfield Californian.
In-person teaching: San Francisco County has a 79 percent vaccination complaint for those 12 years and up, and truthful acold determination person been nary schoolhouse outbreaks since classes resumed connected Aug. 16. Read much from The Times.
Ski edifice sanction deemed offensive: The fashionable Squaw Valley Ski Resort was renamed to Palisades Tahoe connected Monday, reports The Associated Press.
Hopkins fire: Residents of Calpella, a municipality successful Mendocino County, were forced to fly the Hopkins occurrence connected Sunday. Multiple structures were burned, according to The Associated Press.
SF Weekly: San Francisco’s past alt-weekly is taking an “indefinite hiatus,” reports SFist.
Where we’re traveling
Today’s California question extremity comes from Chris Boerner, a scholar who lives successful Grand Junction, Colo.
Chris recommends Redwood National and State Parks’ Fern Canyon, which helium calls “a magical place.”
Tell america astir your favourite spots to sojourn successful California. Email your suggestions to CAtoday@nytimes.com. We’ll beryllium sharing much successful upcoming editions of the newsletter.
And earlier you go, immoderate bully news
In “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” the caller Marvel movie, our leader throws fists astatine his attackers connected a Muni autobus successful San Francisco.
Sure, it’s a gripping enactment sequence, but it’s besides educational: The scenes of Muni zipping done Chinatown person resurfaced a cardinal portion of a past wrong San Francisco’s Chinese community, reports KQED.
As Chinese migration roseate successful San Francisco successful the 1960s and ’70s, Chinese communities began to grow passim the city, though Chinatown remained a societal and governmental hub.
So the Chinese American assemblage started pushing for proscription lines that would link different neighborhoods to Chinatown truthful they could enactment successful interaction with their heritage.