September 15, 2021 – Californian voters this Tuesday overwhelming rejected calls to recall Governor Newsom. Several outlets, including CNN, called the election soon after the polls closed, as the odds of an upset quickly vanished.
Californians voted 63.9 percent to keep Governor Newsom compared to 36.1 percent who wished to recall him. Many voters, especially democratic voters, elected to leave the second question blank. The second question asked voters to select a candidate to succeed Newsom in the event the Recall passed. Among those who selected a candidate for the second question, Larry Elder was the favored candidate.
With this result, Newsom will remain Governor until 2022, when the next California Governor election will take place.