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Biden in California ahead of vote to oust governor

Biden in California ahead of vote to oust governor
  • Sun Online Desk
  • 14th September, 2021 04:12:50 PM
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US President Joe Biden has thrown his support behind California Governor Gavin Newsom, on the eve of a vote that could remove the governor from office.

The recall vote will see Californians decide if they approve of Newsom, and if not, who should replace him, reports BBC.

At a rally in Long Beach, Biden said the result would "reverberate around the world".

Polls show a comfortable lead for the Democrat, whose main rival, Larry Elder, is a conservative radio host.

Newsom was democratically elected and took office in 2019, but Republicans hope to unseat him early.

It is only the second-ever recall vote for a governor to appear on the ballots of the Democratic state.