Newsom recall election date set: California voters to cast ballots on September 14

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a recall election on Sept. 14, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis announced on Thursday.

Her declaration follows more than a year of petition-gathering and campaigning fueled, in part, by outrage over the governor’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether he will actually lose his job, however, is up to voters.

Caitlyn Jenner is among the candidates running to replace Newsom.