chapter  11
Recall and Political Stability in California: Can They Coexist?
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On October 7, 2003, the California electorate decided to remove Gray Davis from his job as governor. Upon doing so, they chose actor and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger as their new governor. With those two ballots, the voters reversed their decision of 11 months earlier and put into office someone with no significant previous political experience.