Governor Newsom was successful at beating a recall aimed at getting him out of office early.
He called the victory a win for women’s rights, science, and other liberal issues.
The question asked if residents wanted Newsom recalled, and two thirds of voters chose “no.”
Had he been recalled, it would be likely that Republican talk radio host Larry Elder would’ve replaced him.
Newsom is the second Governor to beat a recall in U.S. history.
Elder entered the race two months ago and Newsom turned it into a campaign between the two men, taking the focus off his performance under question.
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