Yuma residents are voting in California’s recall election
YUMA, Arizona (KYMA, KECY) – We wanted to find out what Yuma locals thought of the historic California recall election and received mixed reactions on Tuesday. The coronavirus pandemic sparked most of the talks.
Some believe this triggered the recall for California Governor Gavin Newsom (D). However, the recall originated in February 2020 before the pandemic.
Since California and Arizona are right next to each other, many people go back and forth to visit them like Dolores Messer, a resident of Yuma.
“I spend my time in San Diego. And when I was there, I made a lot of precautions at the time when they made a lot of precautions, ”she said.
But Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) and Governor Newsom have taken a different approach to addressing the public health crisis. Locals we spoke to agree that the way we deal with measures is very different.
Messer hopes that the California governor will remain in office.
“I see it’s a real thing and I work in the hospital, the numbers go up and people are dying. And I think that if he does everything he can to protect everyone, he cares about people, ”added Messer.
On the other hand, Margo Oliver is available for the call back. She disagreed with how the governor handled COVID-19 closures.
“I was very upset that facilities that didn’t make sense were left open. And when we [had] really important things that were needed for people [those] were closed or stopped, ”explained Oliver.
As for COVID-19 transmission in both California and Arizona right now, the CDC reports for Counties Imperial and Yuma are in the red category, meaning our two areas have high transmission.