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Commentary: $215 M Cal recall election is baseless, Trump-backed power grab

By Rep. Barbara Lee, U.S. Congresswoman for the 13th District of California


Just as it seemed we as a country were coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves faced with another challenge as the Delta variant of the virus spreads more rapidly throughout our communities. On top of the pandemic, we are also heading into another fire season while many of our neighbors remain unhoused. We know that low-income Californians, people of color and women who take care of their families while also providing essential care for others are feeling a disproportionate share of these burdens.


It is during this time that Republicans have chosen to once again return to the Donald Trump playbook of political games by attempting to recall Governor Gavin Newsom and overturn his election without any merit or standing.


This recall effort -_ in addition to being completely baseless and a blatantly political power grab -- is completely