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Editorial: California recall process in need of reform as failed attempt to oust Newsom showed

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

State legislators on Thursday began discussions on how to reform the recall process in the wake of the failed Sept.14 recall election targeting Gov. Gavin Newsom. Republicans were quick to oppose proposals that could make it more difficult to mount recall campaigns and to suggest these efforts were primarily about insulating Democratic officeholders from accountability for bad governance. The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board sees it differently. The direct democracy constitutional amendment approved in 1911 remains a valuable tool for voters to overrule decisions made in a state Capitol…

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