Published On: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021

Newsom Wins California Recall Election as Elder Concedes Defeat

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has defeated a recall bid seeking to oust him from office, with his chief rival, GOP candidate Larry Elder, conceding defeat. Elder told a crowd of supporters on Sept. 14 that “we may have lost the battle, but we are going to win the war,” suggesting his first campaign may not be his last. Unofficial results of the 2021 gubernatorial recall election as of 2:55 am on Sept. 15 showed Newsom was likely to remain governor of California. Around 63.9 percent of people were counted as voting “no” in the election, according to the California Secretary of State’s Office, while 36.1 percent voted “yes,” with all precincts partially reporting. Newsom gave a victory speech Tuesday, saying that while Californians voted “no” on the recall, they said “yes” to his administration’s goals. “We said yes to all those things that we hold dear as Californians and I would argue as …

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