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CITY & STATE; Recall effort no coup, say backers; California Democrats face backlash for their depiction of campaign to remove governor.

Jan 13, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

The California Democratic Party is facing backlash after referring to the campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom as a "coup" nearly a week after the pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

"This recall effort, which really ought to be called the California coup, is being led by right-wing conspiracy theorists, white nationalists, anti-vaxxers in groups who encourage violence on our democratic institutions," said Rusty Hicks, chairman of the California Democratic Party. "Today we're here ...