California governor wins recall vote

World | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 16 Sep 2021

Californians voted overwhelmingly to keep their Democratic governor, rejecting a Republican attempt to unseat him in a special recall vote spurred by mask rules and Covid lockdowns.

Gavin Newsom survived a confidence vote that could have seen him replaced by a Republican.

Newsom acted quickly as the pandemic took hold of California, ordering people to stay home and shuttering schools. But entrepreneurs blamed him for suffocating business.



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