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Rural California county keeps ultra conservative official who pushed to upend voting system



Shasta county’s Kevin Crye fought off recall effort, but a far-right official who pushed election conspiracies lost the race for his seatShasta county voters returned a mixed verdict on the ultra-conservative politics the rural enclave in northern California has become known for, ousting one far-right local official and offering another a political lifeline.County residents on 5 March resoundingly declined to re-elect Patrick Jones to the board of supervisors, the county’s governing body. Jones, a leader of the local far-right movement, had repeatedly, and baselessly, argued that county and US elections are being rigged. Jones’s opponent, Matt Plummer, won the race for the seat with nearly 60% of the vote. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/28/california-voters-election-denialism-kevin-crye-recall

Author : Dani Anguiano in Shasta county, California

Publish date : 2024-03-29 00:03:40

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