Preliminary Results Show Gavin Newsom Likely to Remain Governor of California

Preliminary results of the 2021 gubernatorial recall election are in—Gavin Newsom is likely not recalled and will remain governor of California. Around 78.08 percent of people voted “no” in the election vs 21.92 percent voting yes. Larry Elder received the most votes for who would have replaced Newsom had he been recalled. In the 2018 gubernatorial election, Gov. Gavin Newsom was elected by the widest margin in an election race since 1950. Since his time in office, Newsom has faced criticism for his decisions to close prisons, suspend the death penalty, enforce vaccine mandates, and enforce COVID-19 statewide restrictions. The grassroots effort to recall the governor began in 2020, more than a year before the recall petition cleared on June 23, 2021 and state officials confirmed there were over 1,495,709 signatures, the amount required to hold a special recall election. In previous interviews with The Epoch Times, recall organizers attributed …

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