The California Governor survived the rare state-wide vote to remove him with a clear majority. Republicans launched this election over Gavin Newsom’s handling of the pandemic.
The democrat California governor is in the third year of his four-year term. He has faced a field with 46 candidates.
Both president Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harri campaigned with Mr. Newson. The governor will prevail, with around two-thirds of voters backing him. And more than 60% of the vote will get tallied.
Mr. Newsom said, “I’m humbled and grateful to the millions and millions of Californians that exercised their fundamental right to vote.”
This outcome is seen under close watch as a bellwether for the national 2022 elections. The main rival of Mr. Newson, Larry Elder, says that there are cases of vote-rigging for the opening of the poll.
On the eve of the election, Mr. Biden also joined him in a rally to tell voters that the choice they would make would reverberate around the world.
The forces to unseat Mr. Newsom have led from partisan politics. But it has gained steam after a photograph shows that he is dining at a fancy restaurant while using Californians to stay at home.
He has apologized for his bad mistake, but voters have found this action much hypocritical. The petition gained 1.5 million signatures. It had ultimately led to an election to test whether Californians wanted to keep him or they wanted to replace him.
The California Governor had faced a ragtag group of conservatives who were hoping to take his place. Republican John Cox has also captured attention for traveling with a live Kodiak brown bear as a part of his campaign.
The largest population in the US has some 22 million voters. The state has been democratic in national elections. The state does have some large Republican regions. There has been a constant effort to remove governors with a recall process since the 1960s. In 2003 the last time this state held a gubernatorial recall election. Voters have boosted a Domestic governor and replaced him with Arnold Schwarzeneggar.