This sunny weekend in late summer was full of political activity. Candidates held rallies and continued their bus tours. Television airwaves were clogged with ads offering their final arguments ahead of Tuesday's election.
Newsom, who will be meeting President Joe Biden in Long Beach on Monday, is expected to be in the area dominated by Hispanics. He sought to increase turnout with the key bloc of voters in the region.
Elder was also in Los Angeles with Rose McGowan, an activist and ex-actress who reiterated her claims that Jennifer Siebel Newsom tried to persuade her to keep her 2017 allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein's wife.
Siebel Newsom's office called the allegations a "complete fabrication" in a brief interview with The Associated Press. Newsom described McGowan's claims to be a "last-minute classic hit bit" from Elder's supporters.
Elder was called desperate and grasping by the governor. McGowan's claims regarding his wife were "just a sign of how low campaigns go these days."
He echoed Elder's criticisms and said that Elder was a conservative talk-show host and lawyer who "doesn’t believe women have the right of their own reproductive rights, he’s devoutly against Roe v. Wade; doesn’t believe there’s a glass ceiling; doesn’t believe in pay equality laws."
McGowan spoke highly of Elder during her appearance and lashed out at Hollywood Democrats she claimed had traumatized her. She currently resides in Mexico.
"Do you agree with him on every point? McGowan stated, "No." "So what. He is the superior candidate. He is the superior man."
This last-minute exchange revealed growing tensions in election. These tensions largely stemmed from frustration with Newsom’s pandemic orders, which shuttered schools during the pandemic. Tuesday is the last day to vote. Recent polling suggests that Newsom will likely keep his job.
Siebel Newsom is Newsom's "first Partner". She is an actress and documentary filmmaker who champions gender equality and the society's treatment for women and their families.
McGowan, 48, is well-known for her role as the director of "Scream." She was also one of the first to accuse Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood producer, of sexual misconduct. This made her an important figure in the #MeToo movement.
Elder, who could be the state's first Black governor targeted his sharpest comments at what he called biased media coverage.
His walking tour of homeless encampments at LA's Venice Beach neighborhood was cut short by a bicyclist in a gorilla mask throwing an egg at Elder, and then swinging at one of his friends. Twitter was flooded with strong reactions, with conservatives claiming that Elder's confrontation wasn't immediately branded racist.
Elder stated that if he were a Democrat, "it would have made a big story." McGowan's allegations were largely ignored by the media. However, he claimed that similar charges against him would have been all that was being discussed.
He said, "This is a double-standard." "I am sick of it."
McGowan posted emails on Twitter showing that she had communication with Newsom's spouse. Her office confirmed the contact but stated that it was "as co-survivors of sexual assault and in Jennifer’s former capacity leading The Representation Project, which fights gender stereotypes and norms."
McGowan claims that Newsom's wife, Newsom, mentioned a law firm working with Weinstein during a 2017 telephone conversation and asked her what she could do to make her happy.
McGowan stated Sunday that she didn't know the name of the firm at the time. McGowan said that she didn't know who this was. So I said nothing and hung on to her. She said that was the last time I spoke to her.
Newsom will decide whether he can finish his first term, or if he will be removed from office more than one year early. Two questions are being asked to voters: Should Newsom be recall and, if yes, who should replace Newsom? The second question that asks 46 candidates for the governor's job is irrelevant if he receives a majority vote on the first. A governor would be elected if the highest-voting replacement candidate wins.