California's recall system is really bad

Gavin Newsom won, but the state constitution urgently needs reform

Gavin Newsom beat back the California recall effort by a healthy margin, despite (or perhaps because of) all the fuss about the race.

Had I been in California, I would’ve voted no, and as a non-Californian, I am glad that Newsom won. That said, one upside of Newsom losing is that it almost certainly …

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