Vote “No” On The Recall And Then Vote For Newsom’s Potential Replacement

Not filling out the second part of the ballot clears the way for Trump’s Republican Party to take over if the recall effort is successful.

Carl J. Petersen
4 min readAug 12, 2021

“The first thing [I would do], assuming there are still mandates for masks and for vaccines, those would be repealed.”

- Larry Elder on One America News Network

I did not support Gavin Newsom in his primary race. While I agreed with his initial actions during the pandemic, I feel that he has lacked the courage to make the hard choices needed as this crisis has dragged on. Dining out maskless in violation of his own regulations was a boneheaded move that should end his future political career. As a public education advocate, I am frustrated that he has interfered on behalf of the charter school industry as their supporters’ money has poured into his campaign coffers. Still, without hesitation, I am voting “no” on the Republican effort to recall him.

As the Delta Variant fuels yet another surge, switching leadership in California would be a risky endeavor. This is especially true considering who leads the pack in the race to take Newsom’s place if the recall effort is successful.

Trump Republican Larry Elder

Even as pediatric ICUs across the country are reaching capacity, GOP leading candidate, Trump Republican Larry Elder, denies that there is a current threat to our health care system. He is against adding the COVID vaccine to the ones students must receive to attend school. He also does not believe that the unvaccinated should be forced to wear masks in public spaces.

When Los Angeles schools reopened their campuses, the vast majority of socioeconomically disadvantaged families kept their children home. This is because COVID-19 decimated their communities and they were afraid that attending in-person classes was not worth the risk. Elder ignores these experiences and maintains that schools should have been forced to reopen earlier, even if it was not safe to do so and endangered children, families…



Carl J. Petersen

Parent, special education advocate and former LAUSD School Board candidate. Still fighting for the children.