The state’s voters give him a resounding vote of confidence….
The recall seems to have been a $70 million waste of money….
“We said yes to all those things we hold dear as Californians,” Newsom said Tuesday night. “We have so much more in common as a state and a nation than we give ourselves credit for.”
Newsom will stay in office for another year; he is expected to seek reelection in 2022….
With 59 percent of the vote tallied in an election conducted almost entirely through the mail, just 33 percent of voters supported recalling Newsom; the Associated Press projected the recall would fail.
“I want to focus on what we said yes to as a state,” Newsom said in remarks after the election results were called. “We said yes to science. We said yes to vaccines. We said yes to ending this pandemic. We said to people’s right to vote without fear of fake fraud or voter suppression.”….