California Recall Live Updates: Reaction As Gavin Newsom Celebrates Resounding Victory Over Republican Critics

California Governor Gavin Newsom has roundly defeated a recall to boot him out of office early as part of a row over the state's handling of the COVID pandemic and his commitment to voters.

Gavin Newsom wearing a suit and tie: Gavin Newsom is celebrating his win in the California recall election © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Gavin Newsom is celebrating his win in the California recall election

With over two-thirds of ballots counted, Newsom enjoys a comfortable 30-point+ lead with most voters choosing "no" on the ballot paper, which asks whether or not to remove him from his position. The Democrats have framed the election as part of a national battle for the party's values and continued threats from "Trumpism".

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He cast the vote as a win for science, women's rights, and other liberal issues, and it ensures the nation's most populous state will remain in Democratic control for at least the next few years. Republican Larry Elder, who was vying to take over from Newsom if he lost the recall, has told supporters to "remain gracious in defeat".

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It is expected to cost California taxpayers $276 million, according to estimates compiled by the state's Department of Finance earlier this summer.

The state agency was required to submit estimates to California Secretary of State Shirley Weber's office regarding how much it would cost county and state officials to carry out the election before the date was set. The Department of Finance's initial estimate said it would cost $215.2 million but the figure was later revised, stating that it would cost counties an additional $28.4 million and the state an additional $32.4 million to carry out the vote.

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Tonight, California voted NO on the recall and YES to…

Science.

Women’s rights.

Immigrant rights.

The minimum wage.

The environment.

Our future.

We rejected cynicism and bigotry and chose hope and progress.

Thank you, California.

— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 15, 2021

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California Recall Live Updates: Reaction As Gavin Newsom Celebrates Resounding Victory Over Republican Critics

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California Recall Live Updates: Reaction As Gavin Newsom Celebrates Resounding Victory Over Republican Critics

How did California Gov. Gavin Newsom so easily beat back a recall attempt? There are too few Republicans to vote him out.

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How did California Gov. Gavin Newsom so easily beat back a recall attempt? There are too few Republicans to vote him out.

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