The results from the California recall election are in and Governor Gavin Newsom will not be recalled.
As ABC7 reports:
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — California voters have decided to let Gov. Gavin Newsom keep his job, rejecting the recall ballot measure by a substantial margin.
The results of the state’s vote were watched around the nation, with the potential for the most populous state turning in a more conservative direction less than a year into President Joe Biden’s first term.
With more than 60% of the votes tallied, the “No” side on the recall was leading by roughly a 2-1 margin.
“I’m humbled and grateful to the millions and millions of Californians who exercised their fundamental right to vote and express themselves so overwhelmingly by rejecting the division, by rejecting the cynicism, by rejecting so much of the negativity that defined our politics in this country over so many years,” Newsom told supporters in Sacramento after the projections of his victory.
The outcome comes as a disappointment to GOP underdog Larry Elder, who led an insurgent campaign to oust Newsom.