Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Voters Voice Deep Dissatisfaction With Governor's Record: "In an emphatic end to an extraordinary campaign, Californians voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to recall Gov. Gray Davis and chose as his replacement Arnold Schwarzenegger, the bodybuilder and movie actor making his first run for office, according to a survey of voters leaving the polls.

"Polls closed at 8 p.m., Pacific time, and official results were not immediately announced. But results of the survey of voters conducted for The New York Times and other news organizations, showed deep dissatisfaction with Mr. Davis's performance in office and the direction of the state. The survey showed that 56 percent favored removing Mr. Davis, and 44 percent voted to retain him. Early voting returns supported those numbers. ...

"Secretary of State Kevin Shelley estimated the turnout on Tuesday at 9.25 million voters, about 60 percent of the state's 15.4 million registered voters, compared with about 50 percent last November and 71 percent in the 2000 election. If the estimate proves accurate, it will be the state's highest voter participation in a nonpresidential election since 1982. ...

"Groups have tried 31 times to invoke the recall to remove California governors, including the Republicans Ronald Reagan and Pete Wilson, but this is the first recall attempt to qualify for the ballot. The last American governor to be recalled was Lynn J. Frazier of North Dakota, in 1921."

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