California Gov. Gavin Newsom has until Sept. 14 to keep voters on his side.
The recall election of the Democratic leader will be held on that date, according to a statement Thursday from Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis.
The election was widely expected to be later in the year. With public sentiment currently favoring the first-term governor, the Democratic-led legislature voted this week to speed the process. The majority of likely voters said in a May poll that they would oppose Newsom’s recall, according to the Public Policy Institute of California.
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