California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom easily survived a recall effort Tuesday night – avoiding the threat of becoming the second chief executive of the Golden State to be removed from office by voters before the completion of his term in under 20 years.
With 61 percent of the expected vote in, the “no” response to the ballot question of whether Newsom should be recalled had 66.8 percent of the vote while the “yes” response had 33.2 percent.
The final margin was expected to be closer as more votes were counted, but not be nearly close enough to trouble the incumbent.
In brief remarks Tuesday night, Newsom said Californians — in voting “no” on the recall — had “said yes to science”.
“We said yes to vaccines, we said yes to ending this pandemic,” Newsom said. “We said yes to people’s right to vote without fear of fake fraud or voter suppression. We said yes to women’s fundamental