How to get live coverage of the 2021 California recall election

L.A. Times Political Reporter Seema Mehta discusses the second drop of results of election results.


This Tuesday, California voters will decide whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom and with whom they would replace him. Millions of ballots have already been cast, and those early-voting results will be announced soon after polls close at 8 p.m.

What you need to know about California’s Sept. 14 recall election targeting Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Aug. 26, 2021

The L.A. Times will have journalists around the state, poised to cover the key moments of this tense election. Reporters will be stationed with candidates, at polling centers and gathering data from registrars’ offices to bring you the latest news and results.

Here’s how to keep up with the L.A. Times coverage:


Larry Elder led the 46 candidates on the second question on the ballot hoping to become governor, but that became meaningless after a majority of Californians voted to keep Gavin Newsom in office.

Sept. 14, 2021

Starting at 3 a.m. Monday, visit for up-to-the-minute coverage on the recall election live blog. Reporters and editors will talk with voters and candidates and post updates from across the state as votes and results come in.

Live video

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Beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday, join Times columnist Patt Morrison for a series of special edition Ask A Reporter events. Morrison, who will be live at The Times’ newsroom, will interview staff members about the impact of the election, the candidates in the race and, as results are revealed, what comes next for California.

These interactive conversations will be streamed live on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, where viewers can ask questions and interact with Morrison and her guests in real time.

Here’s a look at the lineup, which is subject to change based on the news.

Mobile updates

To get the latest recall news sent right to your smartphone, download the L.A. Times app. We’ll send alerts throughout the day for the latest, most important news about the California recall.
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