Democrats celebrate Gavin Newsom’s victory in California recall vote – live | US news



California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, has prevailed in a historic recall election that had him battling for his political life.

Newsom’s most popular challenger was Larry Elder, a rightwing radio host who drew comparisons to Donald Trump over his efforts to sow baseless doubts about the election process.

Newsom did not hold a watch party or election night celebration. Instead, he struck a somber tone speaking to reporters on Tuesday night, saying: “Tonight I’m humbled, grateful, but resolved.”

Speaking in Sacramento, Newsom said that in voting no on the Republican-led recall, Californians said “Yes to science, we said yes to vaccines.


Newsom easily defeats recall effort, delivering major victory for Democrats


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