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Gov. Gavin Newsom Claims Victory in Right-Wing Recall Effort

HeadlineSep 15, 2021

California Governor Gavin Newsom has handily defeated a recall effort with just over 64% of voters casting “no” ballots with two-thirds of votes counted. The failed recall attempt, organized by right-wing opponents of Newsom, cost taxpayers close to $300 million. Newsom’s main challenger was anti-immigrant, anti-science conservative talk show host Larry Elder, who said he’d roll back COVID mandates. Elder also spread false election fraud claims ahead of Tuesday’s results.

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