Good morning! Welcome to the NewsNation Conversation, where we’ll dive a little deeper and talk a little more about one or two of the stories of the day. Usually, the talk will be about one of the “big” stories, but occasionally we might need to dive into something a little more off the beaten path.
Today, though, we’ve got Gov. Gavin Newsom surviving the recall effort in California. California has a rather efficient system wherein you decide whether or not to recall the governor and elect a replacement all at the same time, and just as you’d expect there were some truly … interesting candidates on the ballot. We had shaman and yoga teacher Holly Baade, who introduced herself by saying “Behold me, and see if I am worth or not to enter the building as the leader of our state.” Green Party candidate Don Kapelovitz set up a “Blues Brothers”-style decommissioned cop car with a megaphone to deliver his message, and James Hanink, with the American Solidarity Party, turned down an in-person debate invite because he doesn’t like to drive on the freeway.
But you’ll get to see none of those people leading America’s most populous state. Newsom has survived the recall. Now let’s see what else the world has in store for us today!
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