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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

California Gov. Newsom Survives Recall Election

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 65 percent of the expected vote in, the “no” response to the ballot question of whether Newsom should be recalled had 65.4 percent of the vote while the “yes” response had 34.6 percent.

The final margin was expected to be closer as more votes were counted, but not be nearly close enough to trouble the incumbent.

The governor is up for reelection next year, and the primary, which puts candidates from all parties on one ballot, is just nine months away.

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