John Myers, Los Angeles Times

John Myers

Los Angeles Times

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Californians will vote multiple times in 2022 for the same U.S. Senate seat

New legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, will have the most immediate impact on the political efforts of Sen. Alex Padilla, appointed by Newsom after Vice President Kamala Harris left her Senate post in January. → Read More

California's universal voting by mail becomes permanent

The new law is part of an evolution of voting in the state, an effort to provide voters more options for when and where to cast their ballots. → Read More

California Politics: There are so many Democrats

California's biggest political battles are not between Republicans and Democrats, but rather, between factions inside the Democratic Party. → Read More

California Politics: The recall's math says it all

In politics, as in life, numbers don't lie. And early on election night, it was clear that things simply didn't add up for supporters of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. → Read More

California's costly, confusing recall sparks reform effort

California lawmakers agreed to spend at least $276 million in the most recent state budget to cover the costs of the recall, but some elections officials have estimated the final tab will be closer to $300 million. → Read More

News Analysis: Newsom beat the recall. Will it change how he governs?

The campaign is over. And what Gov. Gavin Newsom takes from what happened — what he does or doesn’t learn from it — will affect millions of Californians. → Read More

California Politics: Five things to remember as recall election day arrives

As the final hours of the historic recall election approach, here are five things to watch through election day and beyond. → Read More

Newsom defeats the recall: Analysis

Los Angeles Times political reporter Seema Mehta and Sacramento bureau chief John Myers break down the results of the 2021 California recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom held off Larry Elder and a slew of other possible replacements. → Read More

News Analysis: As recall campaign closes, Californians might be ready to change the system

Academics and activists alike say that improvements to the rules and reasons for a recall contest are long overdue. And polling indicates voters might be ready for changes too. → Read More

California lawmakers end their 2021 work as recall election looms

Hundreds of bills passed by the Democrat-controlled Legislature during the past week are headed to Newsom, who is in a final push to stay in office while facing a Republican-led recall election Tuesday. → Read More

California Politics: The recall polls all point in the same direction

Over the course of the last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom and his supporters have expanded and reconfigured the likely electorate. → Read More

Security of some ballot-marking devices could be vulnerable in California recall, researchers say

The researchers want California officials to commit to a sweeping post-election review of the recall results, an examination that would involve checking the marks made on millions of ballots. → Read More

California Politics: Fear and loathing on the Newsom recall campaign trail

As the Sept. 14 deadline for voting approaches, the rhetoric of the recall election has gone far beyond whether to retain Newsom → Read More

Republican recall candidates want big California tax cuts. Who would benefit?

There is no modern precedent in California for income tax cuts of the size proposed by two recall contenders, Cox and Faulconer → Read More

California Politics: Democrats quickly casting recall ballots

The early ballot return totals look good for Newsom and Democrats. But Republicans are betting on a late-breaking wave of pro-recall votes. → Read More

California Assembly members not vaccinated against COVID-19 should be suspended, lawmaker says

Members of the California Assembly who don't provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination by next week would be suspended during the final days of this year's legislative session under a proposal introduced Wednesday. → Read More

California Assembly members not vaccinated against COVID-19 should be suspended, lawmaker says

Members of the California Assembly who don't provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination by next week would be suspended during the final days of this year's legislative session under a proposal introduced Wednesday. → Read More

California Politics: The recall's focused on Newsom and Elder

Gov. Gavin Newsom and GOP talk radio show host Larry Elder are dominating the conversation about the recall. How can other candidates break through? → Read More

California recall campaign hits high gear as Newsom tries to rally Democratic base

The surge in recall campaign activity — exactly one month before election day — coincided with the arrival of the first ballots in voters' mailboxes. → Read More

California Politics: The Newsom recall election is underway

California's historic recall election is underway as ballots are delivered and Gov. Gavin Newsom faces the biggest test of his political career. → Read More