Gov. Gavin Newsom Easily Defeats the Recall

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Gavin Newsom points to his left as he speaks.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to union workers and volunteers on election day at the IBEW Local 6 union hall on Sept. 14, 2021, in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Nineteen months, 46 candidates, and hundreds of millions of dollars later, Gov. Gavin Newsom has easily defeated the effort to remove him from office. It marks the end of a campaign that was first launched in February 2020 by a retired Yolo County sheriff’s deputy. 

The governor will stay in office until at least January 2023, when his first term ends — or longer, if he wins reelection next year.

Guest: Marisa Lagos, political correspondent for KQED and co-host of the Political Breakdown podcast 

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