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The 2003 California gubernatorial recall election was a special election permitted under California state law. It resulted in voters replacing incumbent Democratic Governor Gray Davis with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. The recall effort spanned the latter half of 2003.How did California’s recall election get on the ballot?
But the coronavirus pandemic, and frustrations over business and school closures, got it on the ballot. In 2003, Democrat Gray Davis became the first California governor to get recalled.What caused the 2003 recall of California governor Anthony Davis?
The 2003 recall was prompted by some actions taken by Davis and his predecessor, Governor Wilson. Many people were upset with the governor's decision to block the enactment of Proposition 187, which had been found unconstitutional by a Federal District Court.How many times has a California governor been recalled?
Before the successful recall of Gray Davis, no California statewide official had ever been recalled, though there had been 117 previous attempts. Only seven of those even made it onto the ballot, all for state legislators. Every governor since Ronald Reagan in 1968 has been subject to a recall effort.