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LONG BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: U.S. President Joe Biden and California Gov. Gavin Newsom wave to the crowd as they campaign to keep the governor in office at Long Beach City College on the eve of the last day of the special election to recall the governor on September 13, 2021 in Long Beach, California. Forty-six candidates, mostly Republicans, are attempting to overthrow the governor in the recall election a year ahead of the regularly scheduled gubernatorial vote. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The recall election that could remove California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is coming to an end. Voting concludes Tuesday in the rare, late-summer election that has emerged as a national battlefront on issues from COVID-19 restrictions to climate change. President Joe Biden headlined a closing rally for Newsom south of Los Angeles, depicting leading Republican Larry Elder as a “clone” of former President Donald Trump. Elder, meanwhile, is raising questions about vote fraud as he urges supporters to get to the polls or turn in ballots. Biden says the outcome will have national implications. Republicans are hoping for an upset in the heavily Democratic state.