Why Republicans want to pack the California recall ballot. By Carla Marinucci on Politico — “To drive turnout, recall backers are encouraging any and all GOP entrants to join the race.”
This is why it’s important to vote “NO” on the recall, and convince others to do the same. Even though the measure is unpopular, Republicans could win anyway.
Republicans are packing the recall ballot, figuring each candidate they add will bring a few supporters. No individual candidate has to top 50% of the vote, but if the total supporters of all candidates goes over the top, then the recall succeeds.
Newsom is popular, but the recall is structured so even a popular candidate, like Newsom, is at risk.
Republicans can’t win fair elections, nationally or in California. So they’re gaming the election system.