On Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom won against the recall directed to kick him out of office. This is a contest that the Democrat governor labeled as part of the threats coming from “Trumpism” and a battle against his party’s values amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Newsom: “No” was the only message expressed in the election
The Democrat governor bolted to victory as the overwhelmingly blue state provided a healthy turnout. The result of the recall election was labeled by Newsom as a win for liberal policies and his approach to the pandemic.
It likewise assures that the country’s most populated state will persist to be under Democrat control as a venue in implementing progressive methods. Newsom stated that “No” wasn’t the only message that was expressed in the recall election.
Newsom then added that he want to concentrate on what the people of California said “yes” to, particularly, science, vaccines, and ending the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tonight, California voted NO on the recall and YES to…
The minimum wage.
We rejected cynicism and bigotry and chose hope and progress.
Thank you, California.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 15, 2021
Around two-thirds of the ballots counted answered “no” on the question asking if they wanted to remove Newsom from office. The margin was mainly built on ballots cast through the mail.
Also, the recall election had a strong turnout from Democrats, which happened ahead of the in-person voting on Tuesday. Although the 30 point margin will most likely shrink in the coming days as California residents cast their votes, the lead cannot be overcome.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder would have replaced Newsom, had the recall election worked.
Democrat supporters in California outnumber Republicans by 2 to 1
The Republican Party likewise wished that the frustrations of California residents after months of strict pandemic precautions would push voters to vote against the Democrat governor.
In addition to this, the Republican Party likewise won back four seats at the House last year, a success that GOP leaders hoped would be a sign of revival of life in blue states. However, the recall election in California is not the perfect gauge, as Democrat supporters outnumber Republicans by almost 2 to 1.
Except that *literally* is not true. California voters register about 46% democrat, 26% republican, and 24% non affiliated.
Democrats outnumber republicans 2:1 in this state.https://t.co/Hd1DfCC9h4
— Yuu™ 🧲🐉 @ Chasing Rabbits 🐇 (@yuusharo) September 15, 2021
On the other hand, after the results of the recall election were in, Elder addressed his supporters. He noted that the people should be courteous in defeat. They might have lost the contest, but they will win the war, Elder promised.
He later added that the recall forced Democrats to look into pertinent issues in California, particularly the high cost of living and homelessness. On the other hand, Newsom was comparing the recall election to attempts by Trump and Republican supporters to overturn the previous presidential election and the push of red states to regulate voting access.
In the history of the United States, Newsom is the second governor to win against a recall election, emphasizing his notable status in Democrat politics and bolstering his future political attempts.