Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza went for a tattoo for California Republican Larry Elder on Tuesday, urging voters to oust first Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the state’s recall election — but it did not work.
Newsom managed to ward off challenges from elders and an area with other Republicans to remain in office to end his term.
As Tuesday was decision day in the recall election, Piazza, 53, a former star of the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers, posted a 44-second video on Twitter supporting the elder, a conservative talk radio host who was the Republican frontrunner.
“Go out and vote to recall Gavin Newsom and put Larry Elder in Sacramento,” Piazza said in the video. “When I came to LA, the only thing my friends talked about was moving to California. And now everything everyone’s talking about is moving from California. Larry Elder wants to change this. He’s a man who loves California deeply. and will bring California back to dream. Vote for Larry Elder. “
“Everything everyone is talking about is moving out of California. Larry Elder wants to change this.”
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Piazza, a well-known supporter of former President Trump, added that if the elder wanted to win, Piazza would personally return to Dodger Stadium for the first time since his MLB career ended to thank “all Dodgers fans who voted for him. [Elder] and say hello to a lot of friends I have not seen in a long time. “
However, his efforts seemed to be for nothing when Newsom was expected to remain California’s governor and elder admitted defeat late Tuesday.
Newsom, who was overwhelmingly elected governor in 2018 in the strong blue state, faced a recall that was triggered last year mainly due to allegations that he mishandled the state’s response to coronaviruses.
Voters were asked two questions about the ballots for revoking Newsom. The first question was whether the governor should be removed from office. If more than 50% supported the removal of Newsom, the second question offered a list of 46 candidates running to replace him.
Polls were sent last month to California has an estimated 22 million registered voters and had to be postmarked or handed in when the polling stations closed, at. 20.00 PT.
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Piazza, considered one of the greatest offensive catchers in baseball history, was a 62nd-round draft pick of the 1988 Los Angeles MLB Draft. He played seven seasons with the Dodgers before being traded to the Florida Marlins, who later turned him into the Mets.
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He helped New York reach the World Series 2000, though the Mets would end up losing in five games to the New York Yankees.
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.