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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday blasted former President Donald Trump and recall candidate Larry Elder for sowing mistrust in California's upcoming election before any results have been announced.

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After casting his recall ballot at the California Museum in downtown Sacramento, Newsom said the former president's rhetoric, as well as Elder's plans to challenge the election results, are damaging to democracy.

"There is a thread within the Republican Party that, if they don't get what they want, they are willing to assault the core tenets of an election in ways that have far reaching consequences," Newsom told The Bee in an interview. "It's very, very damaging and baseless, absolutely baseless."

On Tuesday, Trump falsely claimed that the election is likely "rigged" for Newsom, a Democrat, during an appearance on Newsmax.

"It's probably rigged," Trump said, repeating complaints about mail-in ballots he raised in 2020. "The ballots... are mail-in ballots... I guess you even have a case where you can make your own ballot. When that happens, nobody's gonna win except these Democrats. The one thing they are good at is rigging elections, so I predict it's a rigged election."

Polling for much of August showed the election was surprisingly close, largely because many Democrats weren't closely following the election and weren't counted by pollsters as likely voters, but recent polling has found Newsom has taken a commanding lead.

The rhetoric from Trump and Elder's campaign echoes the claims of voter fraud the former president and his supporters raised after he lost the 2020 election.

"It's a continuation of Trumpism," Newsom said. "It has real profound impact on the confidence people have in their democracy, and it's very damaging."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-09-11 12:01 AM | Reply

Good. Larry Elder is a fool, and Donnie Fail is a traitor.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-11 10:41 AM | Reply

Pathetic lies to be believed by their gullible idiot followers.

There are almost twice as many registered Democrats (47%) as registered Republicans (25%) in California. Republicans are pretty much tied with No Party Preference (25%).

Or is that party registration fraud?

#3 | Posted by censored at 2021-09-11 09:34 PM | Reply

Yes, Trump and Elder were both suggesting that most of the mail-in ballots were being mailed to Democrats and that was how Newsom was rigging the election. Also, that people mailing their ballots in had an unfair advantage over the people who choose to vote in person on election day. Something about mail-in ballots being counted first, as if the order in which ballots were counted somehow changes their relative impact on the final results.

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#4 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-09-11 09:57 PM | Reply

A fake rigged witch-hunt.

#5 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-09-12 06:30 AM | Reply

White Power Larry says he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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#6 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-09-12 06:34 AM | Reply

Since the 2018 election I have noticed far more Republicans being charged with election fraud than Democrats. It seems Republicans think it is fair play for them to vote for their dead parents in most cases and they do so via mail in ballots.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-12 09:13 AM | Reply

If more repubs cheat vote, why are the dems fighting against requiring ID?

#8 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-09-12 09:29 AM | Reply

"If more repubs cheat vote, why are the dems fighting against requiring ID?"

For one thing many very old poor people never had a birth certificate in America because they were born at home tended to by midwives. The effort required to get one is pretty difficult for those who can't drive, probably can barely walk and we just don't think they should lose their right to vote only because they are black and poor and old.
Think about the number of people in the flooded areas of Louisiana lost all their documents but do you really want that disaster to take away their right to vote?
Democrats don't want any non-citizen to vote in any election and we have never tried to help any non-citizen vote, that is just another Republican talking poing lie.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-12 09:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Maybe claiming more repubs cheated is another one a them talking point lies too.
I'm in favor of no cheating. I don't care who it is.
Your point about the massive storm damage ruining documents is a real problem. Not sure how they will fix that one.

#10 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-09-12 10:11 AM | Reply

Larry Elder is a fool:
He may be a fool but he has, in my California rural foothill town, all the
state splitter, Trump flag waving, fox addled locals (usually about 55/60% of the vote here) rooting for him.
Maybe now that rush is dead they need a con*man*bloviator to look up to.

#11 | Posted by randomcanyon at 2021-09-12 10:14 AM | Reply

#9 - Danni, you are very uninformed.

Midwives are required by law to report and register all the births they attend.

Also, paper documents may have been destroyed, but this is the 21st centuries. Birth certificates are stored in computers now. These databases have multiple backups. We no longer live in the days where a courthouse fire destroys vital records for the county.

#12 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-12 10:57 AM | Reply

#10 - "Your point about the massive storm damage ruining documents is a real problem. Not sure how they will fix that one."

It has been fixed. Vital databases have multiple backups in geographically diverse locations.

If you are talking about an individual's copy of a vital document that was destroyed, they can get a replacement from the jurisdiction that issued it.

#13 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-12 11:34 AM | Reply

Again, until anybody on the right complains about Utahs all mail in vote being corrupt ( which just happened to vote Trump 57%)... im going to ignore your claims of mail in voting fraud. It's obvious that you only care about the states Trump lost , not the integrity of the election.

Plus Elder is pathetic, reparations for slave owners?... what a tool.

#14 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2021-09-12 03:55 PM | Reply

My wife was born in 1946 and she had no birth certificate. She was born in her grandmother's log cabin in Northern Michigan. In fact, it was her grandmother who delivered her, just like she did my wife's sister 14 months later. It wasn't until she was nearly 30 before she finally got a birth certificate from the state of Michigan. But not having a birth certificate, at least back then, didn't really mean much. She got a Social Security card when she was 15, got into college when she was 18, a driver's license when she was 19 and was able to register to vote when she turned 21, and we were able to a get a marriage license in 1967, all without her having a birth certificate.

Now along the way she actually tried to get her birth certificate once, but she was told that the information that she gave them wasn't correct and her parent's excuse was that they'd never actually had her birth registered. Anyway she got a big shock one day when an old friend of her parents accidentally (he was not aware that she didn't know the story) mentioned something about her father and how his marriage to her mother hadn't worked out. The problem was that she had never heard of this person before, and he had a different last name than she did. She confronted her mother, who finally admitted that yes, she had been married to this other guy and when she got pregnant for my wife, he left her. Shortly after she was born, her mother met someone who later became what she had always believed to be her father. She got pregnant again, for my wife's sister, and they were married shortly before she was born, so her sister had his name, but technically my wife was born with a different last name, but she was never told this and she was never adopted by her stepfather. What that meant was that a birth certificate did exist, just that it was under a different name so that's why they never found it (this was back before everything was computerized and the people in the country clerks office was just to lazy to try matching dates instead of just names).

Of course, now we had this dilemma, my wife had been living her whole life using what was an assumed name. We consulted an attorney and it turns out that no laws had been broken and since, after we had been married, my wife, now with a marriage license as proof, had had all of her 'official' records changed, such as Social Security, voter registration, driver's license, etc. She never went back to her schools to update them, since no one had ever asked to actually see her diploma except when she applied to college but back then she was still living under that same name as was on her school records (note, she never finished college).

BTW, a few years back, we had both of our DNA's run through Ancestry.com and she actually found her father's family (he had died a few years before that). She never attempted to contact any of them because she was not sure if they knew the story and since none of them ever tried to contact her, they either missed the connection (hey you have this heretofore unknown sibling/first cousin) or they caught it but never wanted to go there.

OCU

#15 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-09-12 04:34 PM | Reply

BTW, that DNA thing, when I got my report and the list of first cousins, I found one that I knew nothing about. Me and one of my other first cousins, who turned out to be a sibling, did follow-up and finally made contact with this guy and between the three of us we pieced together what had happened (my Aunt had had a baby out of wedlock that was put up for adoption about the same time that I was born). While there had always been some 'talk' in the family, no one ever said anything definitive and by the time we had done the DNA, no one from my Aunt's and my parent's generation was still alive so we had to just go by what 'science' had told us (note that his adoptive parents where also dead). Note that my cousin finally made it a point to travel down to Florida, where this guy lived, so that he could meet an actual blood relative who was also his half-sister. Note that my cousin's brother and older sister have refused to meet their half-brother and in fact, they refuse to acknowledge that he actually exists.

OCU

#16 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-09-12 04:37 PM | Reply

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