Unemployment Backlog Clouds Newsom’s Reelection Hopes

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The backlog of unemployment cases continues to rise in California and could spell trouble for Governor Gavin Newsom’s reelection chances.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

The backlog of unemployment claims in California keeps growing, as embattled Democratic governor Gavin Newsom faces a reelection campaign brought on by his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Calls to the state’s unemployment office were up almost 40 percent last month, with 76 percent of those calls still unanswered, indicating a surge in claims that will soon be filed, according to the Sacramento Bee. California’s Employment Development Department said the surge has been driven by citizens reaching the end of their benefit year and the passage of federal benefit programs in the past few months.

A Republican-led effort to recall Newsom passed its first threshold in April, when over 1.5 million signatures were collected by disgruntled voters in the state, sending the governor to a special election that will likely be held in November. Nearly 200,000 residents fled the state in 2020 as rising rates of crime and homelessness, as well as soaring housing costs and tax rates, embittered voters and business owners alike.

Many Californians have also been frustrated by the state’s harsh lockdown measures, which kept churches shuttered until last month and are still keeping schools from operating in person and at full capacity. In April, Newsom lifted restrictions against in-person worship in the state after the Supreme Court struck down his state’s ban for unduly targeting religious observances.

The federal government’s additional $300 per week benefit will last until September.

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Robert Windham
Robert Windham
25 days ago

SOOOOOO GLAD I live in Florida with our GREAT Gov. DeSantis – Florida has been open and going full bore for many many months! You people in CA need to realize that electing radicals like Newsome ain’t doin’ you all any good!

John
25 days ago

It took up too much space and blocked what I was trying to see.

Disgusted in CA!!!
Disgusted in CA!!!
25 days ago

CA is circling down the drain. Nuisance has basically destroyed the economy – taken away all sorts of rights by tyranny – and doesn’t give a shit!!!

SDOFAZ
25 days ago

Apparently, anyone that can leave has and that does include business. Old Nanc’s nephew is a waste of space. Hope this ends his career in politics. She needs to be retired too.

Mike Davis
Mike Davis
25 days ago

Gruesome grabbed 40% of all vaccines in CA and sent them to all to a small segment of populations zip codes that were 80% black and Hispanic. I called his office to tell Gruesome he was a racist against whites and other races. To retaliate Gruesome went on television the next day to rant about how everyone CA is a racist for not loving the zip code idea in California.

People with Diabetes he completely ignored and they were on the phone night & day a full month to make an appointment to get that questionable shot trying to protect themselves from a virus most likely targeted at the USA. Before I hung up on the phone I told the office I would give generously to “Recall Nuisance” when I hung up and I DID.

scd
scd
25 days ago

Re-election hell, first he has to get past the recall.

rusell Remmert
rusell Remmert
24 days ago

remove that jerk and nancy too

jawad
jawad
23 days ago

Goblin Nuisance!

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