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Re-created from Ballotpedia; Map: Axios Visuals

Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated the effort to recall him earlier this week — but there are 10 other states besides California allowing recalls of any elected state official.

The big picture: Officials across the U.S. have come under extra scrutiny for how they've handled the coronavirus and the 2020 elections in each state.

By the numbers: This year, there have been seven recall efforts against governors, in Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, North Dakota and Washington, as well as California.

  • Governors aren't the only ones facing the threat. Ballotpedia tracked 164 recall efforts against 262 officials during the first half of this year —at least 77 were tied to the handling of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
  • Rules about who can be recalled vary in each state.
  • Only 11 states don't allow any state official to be recalled.

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Voting official told: "I KNOW WHERE YOU SLEEP"

Jena Griswold. Photo: AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold told Axios on Thursday, "We're seeing this 'Big Lie' get bigger," and as a result, she's receiving more personal threats for trying to protect voting access.

Why it matters: Roughly nine months after the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and President Biden taking office, the ripples are spreading far from Washington — now to local election officials.

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Internet companies are leaning into new services that add a social component to the otherwise isolated experience of staying home in front of a screen.

Why it matters: These options for virtual watch parties, virtual concerts and communal gaming often rely on smart TVs — turning the living room back into a place to socialize with friends, even if they're not actually there.

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17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Haitian soldiers guard the public prosecutor's office in Port-au-Prince this month. Photo: Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty Images

American officials and authorities in Haiti are working to try and free 17 hostages from a U.S.-based missionary group who were kidnapped in Port-au-Prince over the weekend, AP reported Monday.

The latest: Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement Sunday, "The group of 16 U.S citizens and one Canadian citizen includes five men, seven women, and five children." The Ohio-based organization said they were on a trip to visit an orphanage when they were kidnapped Saturday.