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Recall is not a 'coup' or a joke

Jan 14, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Can someone please get a copy of a dictionary, any dictionary, delivered to the California Democratic Party headquarters? Or at least email over a link to an online version?

We fear that party leaders might not have access to one, based on their imprudent decision to dub a recall effort against Gov. Gavin Newsom the "California coup," thus likening a perfectly democratic process enshrined in the state's Constitution to the act of forcefully or even violently seizing government power.

On Tuesday, the state's Democratic Party establishment offered its first official response to the gubernatorial recall effort and it was ... disappointing. This was an opportunity to offer a strong defense for a governor leading an enormously complex state through a very difficult time, with political unrest exacerbating an unprecedented health catastrophe, and to appeal to Californians to stop Newsom's opponents from getting the 1.5 million signatures they need to trigger a special recall election later this year...