There are three gubernatorial races in 2021: CA, NJ, and VA. The other races listed below are early reporting for the November 2022 races.
The California recall results are listed below -- all of the candidates listed are expected to run again in 2022.
The percentage for Gov. Newsom indicates the result of "Question 1: Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled from the office of governor?"
The other percentages are from "Question 2", who shoudl replace the Governor, if Question 1 passed (which it did not, so Newsom remains governor).
Update: Gov. Cuomo announced his regination on Aug. 10; Lt. Gov. Hochul will be sworn in on Aug. 24.
New York Attorney General Letitia James investigated allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo, and released a public report of their findings. Status of resignation and impeachment:
Straw Poll results from Conservative Political Action Conferences
The American Conservative Union holds the "CPAC Conference" annually, with a wide range of conservative speakers and candidates.
The ACU conducts a "straw poll" at each CPAC conference, indicating preferences for the next Republican presidential primary. While indicative mostly of conservative sentiment, this poll is widely reported in the media.
In 2021, for the first time, the ACU held two CPAC conferences: one in February and one in July, due to COVID restrictions.
We report on the poll results from both 2021 conferences below, with links to CPAC excerpts or additional excerpts.
Figures are from the "without Trump" poll for all candidates other than Donald Trump.
New York City held its Democratic mayoral primary on June 22 and the winner is... UNKNOWN as of June 30!
NYC used a "ranked choice voting" system where every voter chose up to 5 candidates, in ranked order. The new system has proven to take a long time to count. We'll report results when known; some of the candidates:
OnTheissues excerpts political biographies to discover candidates' issue stances.
Full-length books allow candidates to provide more substance and context than shorter TV-oriented and newspaper-excerpted blurbs
-- we include both the longer and the shorter versions on candidate pages so that voters can read the summary blubr and then the details with more context.
Following is our current crop of political biographies excerpted in early 2021 -- we'll add similar crops every few months in the lead-up to upcoming elections.
In this crop, we focus on retrospectives of the 2020 presidential race (three books on the Trump Administration); analyses of the Biden administration (two books); biogrpahies of candiadtes for 2022 (one book now, with more to follow); and philosophical underpinnings of current campaigns (two books).
Our book excerpts are intended to not only to provide issue-based excerpts, but also to give readers a flavor of the book in question, for which we include brief book reviews focused on helping voters decide if they'd like to read the full book.
President Biden's Cabinet appointments are mostly finalized; today former Florida Senator Bill Nelson was sworn in as NASA Administrator. The final list appears below -- actual Cabinet posts on the left; and Cabinet-level positions on the right.
President Biden made his first address to a joint session of Congress (technically not a "State of the Union" speech, since the Constitution requires reporting on the past year after each year of service -- but everyone calls is that anyway). We excerpt Biden's speech; the official Republican Party response by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC); plus other commentary to follow:
There are only three states holding gubernatorial races in 2021, NJ, VA, and CA.
California is a "recall election" which requires 1.5 million signatures on a "recall petition" -- sufficient signatures were submitted by the March 17 deadline but the results are yet to be certified; then an election date will be set.
In Rhode Island, the next gubernatorial election is November 2022 -- but the incumbent Governor got appointed to President Biden's Cabinet, so the Lieutenant Governor got seated, upending the 2022 race just as it's getting started.