Election 2022 begins for Newsom, ethnic studies could become a graduation requirement

California Governor Gavin Newsom makes an appearance after the polls close on the recall election, at the California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento, California, U.S., September 14, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Fred Greaves.

In the California recall election, Gov. Gavin Newsom crushed the opposition 64 to 36, though votes are still being counted as of noon on Wednesday. Exit polls showed that voters stuck to Newsom because of coronavirus fears and how Republican governors in Florida and Texas have handled the pandemic.

“Election 2022 begins today, really. Newsom delivered the blue wave of the size of which California has never seen,” says Politico reporter Carla Marinucci. 

Also, more than 2,500 LAPD employees plan to seek a religious exemption from the COVID vaccine mandate for LA city workers. How does someone prove that they have a true faith-based exemption? 

And Democratic State Assemblymember Jose Medina is confident that Gov. Newsom will sign a new bill that would make ethnics studies a high school graduation requirement.