Recall Election Results

If you have been paying even the slightest bit of attention to the news this past week (or even year), you may have realized that California Governor Gavin Newsome has been under pressure for the possibility of being recalled.

Mail-in ballots have been arriving to the homes of all California voters since mid August, with in-person voting options also available.

On the ballots: should current Governor Gavin Newsom be recalled? If so, who should replace him?

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 the votes were counted. Californians spoke, and the poll results answered, with the Associated Press announcing a victory for Newsome who will not be recalled.

While mail-in ballots in an election are still eligible to be counted for the next thirty days, those numbers are miniscule and will not change the victory for Newsome.

Newsome won the election with almost 65% approval of Californians, with only 35% of California voters choosing otherwise. With the votes in, it is now official that Gavin Newsome is retaining his position as California’s 40th governor.

After having survived a battle for his political life and image, Gavin Newsome will continue to lead California until next year’s gubernatorial election.