California governor wins recall vote

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...

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Thursday, September 16, 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.