As you may have already heard by now, California Governor Gavin Newsom survived the recall election in his state yesterday and did so by a good margin:
NY POST – 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.
Welp, this is California after all. It was always a huge uphill battle for a Republican to win the state and last night’s result is not really a shock.
Were there voting shenanigans going on? Without a doubt. But there are so many libs in that state these days that it’s hard to say it was necessary. Even polling companies like Trafalgar Group suggested the majority in the state was not in favor of removing Newsom by an 8 point margin.