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California governor Gavin Newsom facing recall, explained | Just the FAQs

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Gavin Newsom could lose office in the state's upcoming recall election. Here's how his win or loss could affect the future of the Democratic party. RELATED: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has garnered national headlines for ordering California to phase out gas-powered cars and new fracking. But as he faces a shockingly tough recall challenge, some veteran state officials say his cautious approach on tackling big polluters and environmental justice issues could cost him sorely needed votes. That could help trigger a political earthquake: a "yes" vote to oust the Democratic governor and an upset victory by a conservative who could upend California's landmark environmental policies. » Subscribe to USA TODAY: » Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY: » USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR.
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