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Despite an international crisis in Afghanistan, domestic border breakdowns at America’s southern border with an unprecedented surge of illegal aliens, and a coronavirus pandemic, Kamala Harris has been noticeably absent from the spotlight.
And while countless Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan, Harris spent her time traveling to California to campaign for Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Harris returned to her home state of California to rally voters against the Sept. 14 recall election of Newsom.
“California, let us send a message to the world that these are the things we stand for, these are the things we fight for, and we will not give up,” Harris told supporters at the event in San Francisco.
“My name may appear on the ballot, but we’re all on the ballot. Our principles, our values are on the ballot,” Newsom said before introducing Harris.
.@VP Kamala Harris: "We are here today to say we fight for Gavin Newsom. We fight for our country. We fight for the values we hold dear. We fight for working people. We fight for organized labor. We fight for Dreamers. We fight for women. We fight for voting rights." pic.twitter.com/MxesROOAhc
— The Hill (@thehill) September 8, 2021
Newsom is facing a brutal recall election and is closer than ever to being removed from his seat.
Conservative commentator Jack Posobiec tweeted that Newsom has been calling the White House in a panic.
He’s apparently desperately wanting help from the White House and Democrats to save him.
Newsom has been calling the White House in a panic. Sounds scared.
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 4, 2021
Now, he’s calling in a big favor for Kamala Harris.
Harris intends to leave Washington, D.C., to campaign for Newsom as he’s currently in arguably the biggest fight of his political life.
The New York Post reported:
Vice President Kamala Harris will hit the campaign trail next week alongside embattled California Gov. Gavin Newsom — only days before the Sept. 14 deadline of the all-mail recall election that could boot the Democrat from power in Sacramento.
The veep’s visit to the San Francisco Bay area, confirmed Saturday by Harris spokesperson Symone Sanders, is a do-over for a rally that Harris was forced to cancel in the wake of last week’s horrific terror attack on US troops at Kabul’s airport.
The way it will work is if Californians vote to recall Newsom, then they will vote on his replacement.
CBS News reported that turnout will be critical, as Republicans are far more motivated to vote in the recall election than Democrats are:
Newsom’s political fate would clearly be in better shape if all registered voters turned out next month. But as of now, they don’t all plan to vote. In fact, it’s members of his own Democratic Party who are currently less motivated than Republicans to vote, setting up a high-stakes turnout and motivation contest for Newsom and the Democrats over the next month.
Even looking at it by 2020 presidential vote, those who voted for former President Donald Trump are more apt to say they’re “very motivated” to vote in this recall — by almost 20 points — than are those who backed President Biden.
Last month, Newsom got slapped with more bad news in his fight against a recall effort.
Judge James P. Arguelles ruled that Newsom will not be able to label himself a “Democrat” on the recall ballot this September after his team made a filing error and omitted his party preference.
In other words, Newsom’s team forgot to state on the paperwork that he wanted to be listed as a Democrat.
Newsom’s team sued the California Secretary of State so that he could correct the error.
Arguelles denied Newsom’s request and held that the recall election will take place on September 14, 2021.
Newsom has imposed some of the most drastic restrictions in the entire nation in terms of lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, and restrictions on businesses, all of which have done little to mitigate the spread of the virus in the Golden State.